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
Recipient: Wife

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.


GaiaGal said...

Ooooh!! What's that pattern...did i miss it. I'll go reread!!


Lissa said...

I love your socks, and the colors are great! tell me, how is the fit? i tried to make them in opal with the 72 stitch cast on, but only got through 2 pattern repeats before i chickened out. so now i've ripped them back, and have only 5 mountains and 60 stitches, and so far i think they are working better. i jsut wnated to hear hte experience of someone else who made the socks. they turned out beautiful!

the fiddlin' fool said...

Well, they were for my wife, and she hasn't had any complaints about the fit. You probably have a much looser knitting style than I do if 60 stitches on 1s fits you great. I usually go for 68 instead of 72 if I can, but sometimes in lace this isn't possible.