Friday, May 10, 2013
Finished Object Friday
Pattern: Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel
Yarn: scraps of Mountain Color Bearfoot yarn, Wollemeisse Twin, Wandering Cat MCN, Koigu PPPM, and many other little scraps alternating with the main yarn - Kroy Sock Yarn Stripes.
Needles: size 2 (2.5 mm)
Comments: Faced with almost two shoeboxes of sock yarn scraps, a vanilla sock pattern like this presents the perfect opportunity to work through some of them. In this case I grabbed 50 grams of self-striping Kroy sock yarn in a purple/pink/blue colourway and alternated with a half dozen complimentary coloured scrap yarns. Even so, it's a big sock with a long cuff, so I ran out of Kroy several rounds past the gusset decreases but maybe it's not too noticeable? Or maybe the colours in combination are so loud that you've gone blind?!
Speaking of the long cuff, this seems to be commonplace in the patterns collected in Knitting Vintage Socks. It's certainly a good idea when the leg is stockinette; this sock needs all the ribbing it can get to stay up. The jury is still out on the Dutch heel. It's fun to work, but I'm still not sure how comfortable it is. Kate Atherley claims it as her favourite heel turn - that's a pretty strong endorsement.
Once again it's Finished Object Friday over at Tami's Amis. Go on, have a look at the links posted there! If you're looking for me this morning I'll be at my nephew's school, taking in the year-end showcase.