Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Columbine Peak Socks
Pattern: Columbine Peaks, Socks Soar on Two Circulars
Needles: 2 24" Addi Turbos (US 1)
Yarn: Regia Stretch
Special Technique: 2 socks on 2 circs, lace
Started: May 18, 2005
Completed: June 14, 2005
My wife has a tendency to get a lot of socks knitted for her, because she likes wearing fun colors, and her feet are much smaller than mine. These were the first socks I did at the same time on 2 circulars. It feels great to close both toes at the same time! The yarn I chose only 70% wool (as opposed to 75% to 80% I usually work with), and you can really feel the difference as the yarn slides over the fingers.
I kept the pattern going across the instep a bit more than instructed, however, as I wanted the "mountain view" to be readily apparent to the oncoming person viewing the sock (assuming, of course, my wife is wearing her Birks).
See the pretty lacy bits.