Friday, December 7, 2012

Finished Object Friday


Pattern: Gentleman's Fancy Sock

Yarn: Wandering Cat Alley Cat BFL in their Badlands colourway

Modifications: I shortened each leg by one repeat; it's long enough as is. And I switched to my usual wedge toe.

Comments: All that ribbing makes for a very stretchy and comfy sock. I'll definitely knit this pattern again. I knit the French heel as written - plain stockinette with a single purl column up the centre back of the heel - however I think I'll switch to a reinforced heel when I do them again. Hopefully the recipient doesn't go through the heel!

The colour pooled a bit on the feet but in real life it's more muted than in the picture. For whatever reason, the photo seems to have intensified the colours and emphasized the pooling. The BFL yarn is lovely soft. It certainly is going to compete with MCN for my yarn buying dollars.

It's Friday so check the links at Tami's Amis see what everyone else has finished. I've been very absent around the blogs for the last couple of weeks, but now that my brother's book is launched I'm hoping to get back on schedule. More about his book here and here.


17 comments:

Monika said...

I love them! I wanted to knit this pattern for ages. Thanks for reminding me.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

They look great - even with the pooling!
I'm honestly not a huge fan of our BFL - but everyone else loves it, so we'll definitely be keeping it in stock. Apparently it's a very hard-wearing fibre, which is great!

collegeknitting said...

They sure do look comfy. Congrats on the FO!

bookworm-Mary said...

Those definitely look comfy!

Kepanie said...

OMGosh! These are terrifically awesome socks! I like the way the yarn knitted up. I think of a sandy beach that has light blue ocean water coming in time to time.

sparkeespud said...

I really love those socks and how they turned out!

Susan said...

I really love the color! They look so soft and squishy too.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

These look very yummy!

Maria from Cuddle Bug Kids said...

Wow...those socks look awesome! Makes me want some cuddly socks!

iknead2knit said...

Caught Mr. Iknead with his hand in the pecans. Had to dole out a few then into the freezer with the rest. Thanks for reading and the comment.

Chrisknits said...

Beautiful stitch pattern. Lovely overall. Congrats to your brother.

Babajeza said...

These are lovely socks. Wish you a nice weekend. Regula

Carmela Biscuit said...

Beautiful socks and I love the colors of the yarn, the pooling looks like an effect, not a defect :) I'm very impressed by your family's efforts to restore that railway station, it is really an awesome building!

Andria said...

Those are fabulous looking socks!

Monica said...

Lovely socks; the colors are very nice. Whoever is getting these is super lucky! Have a great weekend.

katie metzroth said...

Lovely socks. Glad to know you liked the pattern. I decided Thurs. this will be the next pair I make for The Husband (thanks for the heel note!!).

Caffeine Girl said...

Great socks. Pretty and comfy!