Thursday, April 10, 2008

Socks for me!

Pomatomus socks
Yarn: Regia Stretch Colour, two skeins with plenty left over
Needles: 2.0mm dpns
Pattern: the ever-popular Pomatomus, by Cookie A. for Knitty

Notes: Well, what can I say? About a gazillion people have knit these, and I understand why- they are gorgeous socks.

I knit the leg shorter, with only two pattern repeats instead of three.

There are a few little issues I have with these socks:

-This pattern called for starting a needle with a YO. For me, that means a loose stitch there, so the YO holes are bigger there than when made mid-needle. You can see this on the left sock in the picture, I think.

-I didn't swatch or nuthin', just started knitting with my 2.0mm dpns, which is what I use for all socks. This made for a sock that is a teensy bit tight. However, the lace rib pattern is very stretchy, and the yarn is very stretchy, so it fits fine.

-I should have knit the foot just a wee bit longer, but I got impatient. As you can see, the heel flap on these sort of get tugged down under my ankle. But that's okay, I can live with it.


With all that said, I'm very happy with these socks, and will wear them lots, for sure. However, I got two things out of this project that make me even happier. 1)This is great sock yarn. Stretchy, thin, easy to work with, makes lovely even stitches. I would totally use this yarn again. 2) I am totally, but totally, head over heels in love with this twisted rib lace pattern. The over-lapping shell motif is what pleases me most, I think. Plus, I just love twisted stitches. I think it looks better un-stretched out. I want to use it for everything, and in fact, already have an idea for a project with this stitch pattern. I don't know if it's from a stitch dictionary somewhere, or if Cookie A. made it up (genius, if she did), or what.

5 comments:

chemgrrl said...

Purdy!

Christina said...

Lien, I meant to leave say thank you before now for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I should have gotten back to you sooner.
If it wasn't a rhetorical question I get all my buttons from Ebay U.K.
I'll email you with the sellers names if you wish. Just don't bid against me, mmk? ;)
I totally agree about the pomatomus pattern.I've said it before but I really think it's the most beautiful sock pattern I've ever seen. Have you seen the spirogyra gloves in Knitty? same stitch used.
Your socks are lovely, very pretty indeed.

Christina said...

Oh and I just friended you on Ravelry
;)

jacqueline said...

crazy cool socks!!

Caitriona said...

They're gorgeous! Were they tricky to knit? Do you think they'd be too difficult for someone relatively new to knitting?