Sunday, 26 June 2011

Extravagant colour

At the beginning of the year I committed to knitting 6 pairs of socks this year when I joined the Super Special Six Pattern Sock Club 2011 on Ravelry. Six patterns were chosen at the start of the year but fortunately we don't have to stick to them. Although I have just completed my third pair of socks, I have so far only knitted one of the selected patterns. Good thing there is no such thing as the knitting police!

So here is pair number three, Gluttony Socks.  Although I used a gradient yarn I didn't attempt to mix the colours according to the pattern. I also modified the pattern a little to suit my foot. Instead of casting on 72 sts I only cast on 68 and decreased to 66 sts once I had completed the ribbing. Oh, and I didn't follow the gauge in the pattern either but I knew that with 2.25mm needles and a gauge of 8sts = 1" I should be fine. And, I am happy to say, the result is a perfect fitting sock.

7 comments:

Sue said...

I love those socks, such beautiful colors. Your going very well knitting socks. I never completed all mine last year and I dont think I have knitted any this year at all.

Bells said...

they are really striking socks!!!

I'm not sticking to the patterns either. I gave up at, well, #1.

DrChopSuey said...

WOW -- extravagant color is right... BEAUTIFUL colors! Love the socks!

Mary said...

Those are beautiful! I love the colors.

Annie said...

You have been busy! It was too hot to be at the computer, here. Or to knit. So I sat and read my book on the e-reader.
Nice socks and shawls!

Lupie said...

These socks make me want to start making socks again.
Well maybe baby socks for now.

lunaticraft said...

Oh my! I LOVE those colors.