Friday, October 12, 2012

Finished Object Friday

Pattern: Sagittarius

Yarn: Alley Cat BFL in "Badlands" colourway

Modifications: As usual I upped the primary stitch count to switch to size 0 needles, this time casting on 78 sts. I prefer the fabric I get from finer needles. I also switched out one pattern repeat on either side of the leg for K4P2 rib to make the sock stretchier. And as usual, I opted for Eye of Partridge heel.

With all those modifications it took me about three tries to get the fit the way I wanted. Ripping out once, then again was annoying but now that they're done I'm very satisfied with how it all worked out.

Comments: The last socks I knit were from a cashmere/merino/nylon blend and I thought I was sold on that, but now this BFL yarn is giving me pause. It's really soft too, and lovely to work with. This pair is part of my Christmas knitting but it's going to be really hard to give them away. I opted for the men's version of this sock pattern, with M1s in place of lacier YOs and with an unpatterned foot to suit the guy on my list.

It's Friday so check the links at Tami's Amis. Why not see what everyone else has finished? It's also Socktoberfest, so chances are these socks are in some good company!

22 comments:

Chrisknits said...

Those socks are so elegant! I love the muted tones of the colors. I would have to keep them if they were in my house. LOL.

Natalie B. said...

Love those socks, the colours are great and the pattern beautiful. Your festive celebrations will be such a treat for all the lucky recipients!
x

Dee said...

Somebody is having a very merry Christmas! Great looking socks.

Renee Anne said...

Someday I'll learn to re-work patterns to be done on smaller needles. Those socks are just lovely :)

pinkundine said...

Gorgeous yarn, and I like the sound of your modifications :)

Marianita la Arañita said...

Your socks are perfect!!!

Amaryllis Musings said...

Nice Socks! I need to work faster on my socks that are on the needles now.

Evelyn said...

Oh my gosh, that yarn and pattern is gorgeous. I don't think I would be able to take those socks off!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Lovely socks, I can see they would be hard to give away

Vivian said...

I really envy you for being so far ahead in Christmas knitting already. I need to get in gear!

Spinster Beth said...

Lovely socks for Socktoberfest! That is one item that is so rewarding to knit as gifts.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

These are really stunning. I can see why you don't want to give them away.

Melissa said...

I've only knit socks on size 2. I'll have to give a smaller needle an try. These turned out fantastic.

WonderWhyGal said...

I LOVE those socks! That yarn looks scrumptious and the pattern is beautiful.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous socks! I would have a hard time to part with them too!

autumngeisha said...

Great socks! I love all of your mods. They are going to make a wonderful gift for a lucky guy.

RobinBrz said...

Crocheting socks is going to be one of my next projects. I have some BFL yarn that I was thinking of using and your post pretty much seals the deal! As always, your socks are magnificent!
I also love the idea of decorating your tree with the mini mits. They are so adorable! But 24 is a lot to make and I don't know that I have the patience!! Maybe if I started now for next year??

AllyB said...

Beautiful gusset on these socks. Nice yarn choice too. Thanks for sharing.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The look awesome!
Did you make it to Woodstock today?

Alicia Landi said...

Really great socks! I haven't knit with BFL sock yarn yet but it is definitely on my list. They should be nice and hardwearing, too.

Sylvia said...

Very nice!

Kepanie said...

These socks are so awesome! They do look super soft in that camel blend. You are such a pro to be able to tell how to modify and what would work best.