Sunday, March 30, 2008

Plainest of the plain

Plain socks
Yarn: Patons Diploma Gold 4-ply, 2 entire skeins, from the sewing shop in Woking centre
Needles: 2.0mm and 1.5mm dpns
Pattern: Just plain stockinette socks

Notes: I'm knitting down my sock yarn stash, and The Limey was overdue for a new pair of socks. These are 76 st (knit at 36 sts to 10 cm) plain stockinette socks. The ribbing at the cuff was done on the smaller needles. Done toe-up with a figure 8 cast on and sewn bind-off.

The heel is a slightly modified Fleegle heel.

I'd tried this heel once before, and found that increasing for the gusset up to the the numbers she recommends made the sock too long. Obviously, I either knit at a looser row gauge than she does, or I'm starting the gusset too late. At any rate, I had The Limey here to try on the sock-in-progress and realized I didn't need that large a gusset anyway, so I stopped when the gusset was at 10 stitches fewer than recommended. It fits perfectly. And it goes so well with his favourite footwear.

Next up: the ubiquitous Pomatomus socks for me.


jacqueline said...

so, are you saying the limey has delicate gussets?

Thalia said...

Sometimes the plainest of the plain is exactly what's called for. And a lovely fit they are!

Minda said...

You write very well.