Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Vine Lace Socks
Pattern: Vine Lace Socks from Socks, Socks, Socks!
Needles: 2 24" US 2 Addi Turbos
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoot sock yarn, color Vinca Minor
Special Technique: Lace
Started: November 19, 2005
Completed: December 24, 2005
I had this yarn in the stash for awhile and wasn't sure what to do with it. It finally occurred to me that Mom absolutely loves this color of blue. I wanted to try my hand again at a lace pattern, so I thought this one would do the trick.
This is first sock I've done where the heel flap was knitted on an odd number of stitches. It's a pretty handy trick if you think about it, because it means you can center a pattern with an odd number of stitches in it across the instep.
I knitted these socks most of the way through, went home for Christmas, had Mom try them on to see how much farther I had to knit, then spent up until Christmas Eve working on them. Nothing like a last minute project to keep me on my toes.