Saturday, July 23, 2005

Entrelac Socks


Pattern: Class pattern with modifications
Needles: 2 24" Addi Turbos, 5 dpns
Yarn: 6 colors, various types
Special Technique: entrelac, stranded knitting
Started: May 11, 2005
Completed: July 23, 2005
Recipient: Me

The pattern for these socks is published in MenKnit Magazine.

These originally started from a class that I took at the local knit store. I bought the sock yarn from the shop at the time, plus I used up a few balls from the stash. It features six different yarns, mostly sport weight but a few that were fingering weight. I originally wanted to do more of a fall colored sock, but the yarn store's selections limited my color choice, so I had to settle. They feature my two-color eye-of-partridge heel unvention. The color scheme reverses itself on the opposing sock, so the socks don't quite match the way you would expect them to.


My sexy sock pose.


A closeup of the entrelac portion of the sock.


And a better shot of the heels.


And one of me standing on a very high stool (I was afraid my head might get chopped off from the ceiling fan). Note my fiddle in the background. My wife and I were having a few tunes earlier this evening.

15 comments:

chappy said...

your socks are to die for!!! simply awesome!!!! where can i get/purchase the pattern?? you did a beautiful job knitting them!!!! really really like them. would be perfect for some christmas gifts!!!!! chappy

Helena said...

Really great socks,here in Australia we can't get the variety of patterns that are available overseas,I'd love to have the pattern if it isn't too much trouble
kindest regards Helena

Juli said...

Awesome socks!! You did a fab job!

knittinannie said...

Wonderful socks! Great job!
knittinannie

Rebeckah said...

Those are awesome socks. One of these days I'd like to get up enough nerve to tackle entrelac. It is so nice and refreshing to see the men on this list post about knitting they are doing and showing it off. It is not something that I would generally associate with a man but it is nice knowing that there are men out there that share my passion for knitting.

OTN: Still working on the shaded orange sock for me ... although I am gonna frog it and turn it into some cute socks for CIC, and am still working out the right pattern to knit socks for my dad on the machine. Got close last night but have to frog what I did and start again.

Maureen said...

Wow! I am totally impressed by these wonderful socks! Get cracking and get that pattern written down! Many people, including myself, will want to make these socks for themselves! Great job!

kim said...

awesome, id love to see the pattern too

Martha said...

Absolutely awesome!!!!

Would also like to have a copy of the pattern.

Please keep on inspiring us!

Nowhere Nick said...

I will have to repeat many of the other comments left by other readers...AWESOME! You did a fantastic job knitting those socks. They look pretty darn complicated to boot...Kudos to you for tackling what seems like a very advanced project. Mabye someday soon I will be able to post a pic of my finished socks. By the way...I have posted some more pics of my trip...If you are interested.

Great Job!
N.N.

bradyphrenia said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous. i have seen other entrelac socks from the socks x3 book and other places and i was kind of, eh, but your socks are wonderful. thanks for sharing!

mad angel said...

Wow, those are FANTASTIC!!!! Didn't I say awhile back that they'd be worth the effort? Great pics, thanks for posting!

GaiaGal said...

Oooh!! I've not been to visit since you started posting pictures...what can i say i was slacking off somewhere in a tent for a while...and knitting, of course!!

Those socks are AMAZING!! WOW!

I feel like such a sock-peon now. Thanks. ;)

~Suz~

pearlknitz said...

I see others have inquired for the pattern. Is it a published pattern? Or, is it something that evolved as you "knit along"? It's beautiful.

I want this. . .Do you ever answer comments? pearlknitz

the fiddlin' fool said...

Yes, this is something that I sort of made up as I went along, using the techniques we talked about in class and some suggestions from our instructor. I formalized it all into a pattern that got published in the first issue of MenKnit Magazine. I've updated this entry to include a link to the pattern.

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