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auburnchick
01-04-2009, 08:12 PM
Woo Hoo! These socks are FINALLY off the needles!

First, the pictures, and then the info…

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3168566814_d01eebeac3.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1170/3168567114_39e62e267b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1323/3167734631_9c47f95d06.jpg

The pattern is called Knotty or Knice Socks from the Fall 2008 (http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/2008_fall.asp) issue of Interweave Knits.

I cast these on 9/28/08 and bound them off yesterday (1/3/09).

The main reason why it took me so long to complete them is because I put them down many times to work on other projects. Plus, the yarn was so thin that I had to use a cable needle. Argh! Once I got the hang of the way the cables worked, I flew through the pattern repeats.

The yarn is Trekking Pro Natura, colorway #1545. I used size 1 (2.50mm) needles. I knit these using two circular needles…my favorite method. I worked five pattern repeats on the foot and five more on the leg.

If I were to change anything, I would have left more stitches across the toes. I do not have pointy toes, and these definitely go to a point. This is the neat thing about making your own socks is that you can customize them to fit your own feet perfect.

Ok…a note about the yarn.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/2874079110_f4c9f47359.jpg

I’ve gotta say that when I started working with it, I found it splitty. The needles kept poking through the center of the strands, making it difficult to cable. However, I got used to it and eventually didn’t have a problem. I also found the yarn a bit rough. The yarn is 75% wool and 25% bamboo. After putting them on for the pictures, I have decided that they are going to be warm. I’m sure they’ll soften up with a few washes.

Thanks for looking at these and reading all of my ramblings.

linknit41
01-04-2009, 08:23 PM
auburnchick, those socks are gorgeous!! makes my socks look totally boring!! this would be a very ambitious project to try. thanks for posting the photos. linknit41

beachwalker
01-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Wow, these are very beautiful! They put my sock efforts to shame!:oops: Nice work!

nannaknits
01-04-2009, 08:56 PM
Your socks are so pretty. I really like the color. Nanna:heart:

KnitTogether
01-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Those are really classy looking socks!:yay:

WildMountainHoney
01-04-2009, 09:56 PM
Pretty! Lovely cables :)

campbellmom549
01-04-2009, 10:14 PM
Oh my! They are beautiful! Fantastic job.

sue in canada
01-04-2009, 11:36 PM
They look wonderful and a great colour.

newamy
01-04-2009, 11:51 PM
Great job, love the color.

tokmom
01-04-2009, 11:53 PM
:inlove: gorgeous! The work looks so intricate. I really do wish I could wear wool or wool blends.

WandaT
01-05-2009, 12:41 AM
Wow! Wow! Wow!!! They're awesome!!!

ritaw
01-05-2009, 07:32 AM
They are lovely ! I love the pattern you have used :)

Slim
01-05-2009, 08:06 AM
Wow, they're gorgeous! I love this pattern, and your choice of yarn is perfect. I'm sure it'll soften up with washing.

Jaxhil
01-05-2009, 08:07 AM
Nathalie, those socks are GORGEOUS!! I want to steal them :teehee: but I'll try to hold back :mrgreen: (jk, but I am going to try to make some myself!! )

Lovely!!

dustinac
01-05-2009, 11:30 AM
:yay: they look great!

margz3
01-05-2009, 11:33 AM
Wow - I LOVE everything about them!! When I get up the courage to try socks I would want these in my queue!!

Abbily
01-05-2009, 11:42 AM
Oh. My. Goodness! Those are STUNNING socks! Great work!

KnittingNat
01-05-2009, 12:19 PM
These are so pretty:heart:! I've been eyeing them myself, but i think they will have to wait a bit... Seriously - absolutely lovely!

scout52
01-05-2009, 12:29 PM
Those socks are sooooo pretty!!!

auburnchick
01-05-2009, 02:26 PM
I want to steal them :teehee: but I'll try to hold back :mrgreen:

:fingerwag:

:roflhard:

Seriously, thanks all!

evona
01-05-2009, 02:53 PM
Those are so pretty!! :inlove:

krismorales
01-05-2009, 02:56 PM
All I can say is "wow" . I have only made one pair of socks, and they have given me the bug...I'm anxious to try other sock yarn and sock patterns. They are beautiful. :heart:

dibbs
01-05-2009, 03:01 PM
Those are so nice, love the pattern and color. Pretty socks!!

TEMA
01-05-2009, 08:14 PM
Love your socks! The pattern is quite amazing and beautiful!
TEMA:thumbsup:

mks22300
01-06-2009, 08:18 PM
Ooo, they are so pretty! :heart:

ArtLady1981
01-07-2009, 05:14 AM
These are truly the most beautiful, classy-looking socks I've ever seen! Really a class act! Wow! You are a great knitter!

auburnchick
01-07-2009, 04:03 PM
Awww...

:aww:

I am not near the knitter that many of y'all are.

:hug:

robkat317
01-07-2009, 04:40 PM
Very cute socks!! :thumbsup:

MoniDew
01-08-2009, 08:44 PM
you should'a heard the volume of the "CUTE!" that escaped my lips once the pictures loaded. Fantastic job!