Friday, January 10, 2014
Finished Object Friday: Double Thick Socks
Pattern: Double Thick Socks (improvised)
Yarn: Kroy Sock Stripes in "Krazy Stripes 55801" and Loopy Ewe Solid Series in "Sunshine Yellow" - one strand of each held together
Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm)
Leg: With two yarns held together, cast on 40 sts and work 12 rds of K2P2 rib. Then work 18 rds in st st, stopping 10 sts before end of final round.
Heel: Work eye of partridge heel across 20 sts for 20 rows ending with WS row, then turn heel...
Turn row 1 (RS) - sl1, k12, k2tog turn
Turn row 2 (WS) - sl1, p6, p2tog turn
Continue short rows until all stitches are worked. Pick up 10 sts on each side of heel flap. Work gusset decreases every other round until 40 sts
Foot: Work 24 rds in st st, then work wedge toe. When 12 st remain, graft toe.
Comments: Last week I made a pair of socks with two strands of fingering weight held together using notes from another Raveler. Inspired by them, I improvised my own pattern for a larger size with as much length in the leg as I could manage while using every inch of a 50 gram ball of Kroy Sock Yarn. My resulting socks fit a small adult foot, and they're pretty comfy!
It's Finished Object Friday over at Tami's Amis. Why not click the links and have a look at what else got done last week? On the home front, it looks like both Gavin and I are finally getting over our colds. Feeling is finally returning to Gavin's fingertips after he went down to take photos at the Lake in -35° in fingerless gloves :( And the weather is finally cooperating too. After days of deep freeze, the temperatures are finally climbing back to seasonal norms.