View Full Version : GF Socks in progress

05-27-2007, 03:17 PM
These are the socks from my sig. I like how they are coming out. The pattern has real texture.

05-27-2007, 03:33 PM
Those are great! I'm looking forward to making those soon!

Jan in CA
05-27-2007, 04:47 PM
Those are pretty! Love that color and pattern!

05-27-2007, 07:05 PM
Chel, I was gifted some Salsa from Dancing Leaf Farms at Christmas time. I'm used to knitting socks from fingering weight yarn (at around 8.5-9.0 stitches/inch) and Salsa is not. I'm curious what your gauge is with the Salsa and what size needles you are using? The Gentleman's Fancy socks is a great pattern--I have a pair that's almost finished made from Trekking 108. I shortened the pattern repeat by a couple of rows because I like shorter socks. You are absolutely right, they have such great texture and fit quite well.


05-28-2007, 10:11 AM

My gauge is 18 stitches and 22 rows to 2 inches. The pattern for the GF socks states gauge should be 18 stitches and 24 rows to 2 inches.

It was very nice that you were given this yarn. Someone must absolutely adore you!!! LOL May I ask what colorway you received?

I too am making mine shorter. In fact I only did the cuff and 3 pattern repeats before starting the heel flap. Oh, I also modified the heel flap to a French heel. I just like the rounded appearance better.

05-28-2007, 12:56 PM
:muah::cheering: those look great!!! I can;t wait to see them finished...

05-28-2007, 02:16 PM
Wow! Those are very nice! The yarn is so pretty! It goes nicely with the pattern! :inlove:

knitting frenzy
05-28-2007, 02:34 PM
interesting pattern. I see that you are knitting both socks at t he same time. Terrific. :muah:

05-28-2007, 04:11 PM
Love the colorway! I love that pattern and the book!!!

05-28-2007, 07:30 PM
The socks look great!

05-28-2007, 10:19 PM
I really like those! I think I am going to have to get that book - I am always seeing great socks made from there!

05-29-2007, 09:30 AM
hey Chel- those are looking fabulous! I love the texture of the pattern and the yarn colors together. they are going to be great.

05-31-2007, 10:10 AM
Well, I have the gussets done, now onto the foot. :cheering:

Thanks for all the kind comments guys!

KristinW- I would look at More Sensational Knitted Socks too. While Knitting Vintage Socks has some LOVELY patterns, I think MSKS has a better variety and adjusts easier for different sized feet. More bang for your buck IMO.

nadja la claire
05-31-2007, 10:58 AM
Gorgeous color!!! I can't wait to see the FOs.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx