Pattern: Morning Glory Socks
Yarn: Top Cat MCN in Black Orchid colourway
Modifications: As usual I upped the primary stitch count so that I could knit the sock on size 0 needles, this time casting on 70 sts. I prefer the fabric I get from finer needles. The sock as designed features a lot of K1P1 rib, but I switched it to a wider K3P2 rib. After doing that the leg pattern no longer flowed into the intended slip stitch rib heel, so I opted for Eye of Partridge instead.
Comments: My neighbour Nina happily agreed to model these socks for me, and then grudgingly agreed to give them back, so a big thanks to her. When she put on the socks she decided she wanted the lace pattern to climb up the inside of her feet and legs rather than the outside as the designer intended. Doesn't matter, does it? The socks look great either way.
While knitting this yarn I was amazed at how distinctly I could feel that 10% cashmere content. Very nice to the touch and a dream to wear. I guess I'm spoiled now, so I went ahead and ordered another skein :)
It's Friday - the Friday before a long weekend, hurray! - so check the links at Tami's Amis. Why not see what everyone else has finished? And if you'd like to knit these socks, leave a comment saying so. On Tuesday morning I'll draw from all the comments posted on this blog entry from now until Monday midnight and send a copy of the pattern to the winner through Ravelry!