Friday, August 31, 2007

Finally Friday


And finally another finished object. I have an aunt who lives in Ketchikan, Alaska and she recently requested a pair of handknit socks. Since she is outdoors a lot, we agreed that a heavier weight "boot sock" would be suitable. Luckily for me, I had a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted (colorway: Tuscany) waiting patiently in my stash - so out it came and these socks were born.

The pattern is the Chevron Stitch from Sensational Knitted Socks, worked with a short-row heel and a stockinette foot. I worked it over 52 sts on a US sz 4 needle, magic loop. Great stitch pattern, but you do have to be careful with the sizing as it doesn't have a lot of give.

4 comments:

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Oh, I love the socks! I'm sure your aunt will enjoy them and be so very thankful...especially in Alaska. : )

anne said...

if i say i'm moving to alaska will you knit me sox, too?

Sheila said...

This pair of socks . . . the pattern, the color, the knitting . . . so beautiful.

Donna said...

You are one sensational sock knitter. They are just about the best I have ever seen. Your Aunt will love them. And your blanket ain't shabby either! I found your blog through moosieknits. I will stop by again.