Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a Traveler sock done

That's the first of my Traveler's socks done, and wow, do I love this pattern. The sock is just beautiful. These socks are intended as a Christmas present for a friend whose feet are about the same size as mine. Convenient, huh? Although, the further I get with these socks, the harder I'm finding the idea of giving them away.

Reading through Ravelry project pages for this pattern, I can't understand why so many people complain about crossed stitches. Sure, there's lots of them, but with the right needles and the right yarn they're not that much trouble. I'd take crossed stitches over cabling any day. And, yes, the pattern is intricate, but if you can read your knitting the stitches travel in a very repetitive and predictable way. After a few inches, there's little need to refer to the chart.

My review? An interesting knit - not so complex that it became frustrating, but not so simple that it became boring. Maybe the most telling thing is that I'm actually looking forward to knitting the second sock!


Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's gorgeous. I'm going to have to go find that pattern now!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

it looks fab! knit some for yourself too

Anonymous said...

I guess you are just going to have to make this pattern twice so you can have a pair too. They are pure lovliness!

WildflowerWool said...

I can see why you are having second thoughts about giving them away. I am going to take a look for the pattern. Very nice!