Tuesday, April 10, 2012
FO: Friday Harbor Socks
Thick, comfy, nubbly socks! Knit in a sport weight sock yarn, Regia Nautica 6-ply, these are the thickest and warmest socks I've ever knit. I doubt there'll be many more sport weight socks for me, though; I prefer thinner socks inside my sneakers. Still these would be good inside boots in winter, wouldn't they?
The pattern is Friday Harbor by Nancy Bush - one of seventeen patterns in Knitting on the Road. Since July of last year I've knit most of these patterns, and with these socks completed, there are three patterns remaining to attempt. Each pattern has been a pleasant surprise - I've learned new cast ons, Estonian braid techniques and new heels - and the finished socks have almost always exceeded my expectations. These Friday Harbor socks also turned out better than I hoped, particularly after adding 20% more stitches to make a bigger sock. The fit is perfect.
A special thanks to Gavin for modelling today. When I suggested this pose - one foot flat, one turned and balanced on tiptoes - to show off all the patterning in the sock I got an exaggerated eye roll. And as he stood patiently like this, and while I fumbled with my camera working desperately to change the settings away from SuperMacro, a GO Train passed by. "Everyone's pointing and staring" Gavin complained. I doubt that, we're not that close to the tracks, but point taken. I'm pretty sure I owe him a big favour for this one.