Friday, 30 April 2010

Finishing and starting

I finally got round to finishing my Luminare socks. These socks have been on the needles since February but I just didn't get the chance to finish them. Once I finished my mother's cardis I picked them up again and zoomed through to the end.

I knitted these with some of Ms Gusset's hand dyed sock yarn. This yarn was given to me by a friend without a label so I have no idea what the colourway is. I made one modification to the pattern. I only cast on 64 stitches rather than 72. I found that even with the correct gauge 72 stitches was just too big for me.

As soon as I finished the socks I delved into my personal sock yarn club and came up with the Raha scarf pattern from Knitted Lace of Estonia. I'm knitting this in Empire 4ply Luxe. And, yes, strictly speaking it's not really sock yarn but as it was part of my 4ply stash I included it in my sock yarn club.

It's great to be knitting socks and lace again - I think I am going to stick to this for quite some time.


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T. said...

I keep trying to find just the right yarn for the Raha - yours is lovely.