#22 of 52in52-2010 Challenge and #4 FO of the month of March 2011
This is the fourth installment of commissioned shop samples for Twisted. Standard sizing for an average US Woman’s Medium measurements for ankle/arch expansion, instep, ball of the foot, foot length, etc. Needles used with the medium-weight yarn is perfect.
Perfect house socks even for my Size 5.6 to 6 feet
With a primary stitch count of just 60, these socks knit up fast and furious.
PROJECT SPECS (More here, here, and here)
CAST ON: March 11, 2011
BIND OFF: March 12, 2011 (Approximately 5.5 hours in knitting and finishing time.)
PATTERN: Pinata Socks, designed by Star Athena
MATERIAL: 418 yards, 170 grams of Blue Moon Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Potomac
SIZE: Toe to Heel 9.75″; Cuff and Ball circumferences 8.5″; heel to cuff 12″ including 3″ by 8.5″ Side-to-Side Garter cuff; arch 10″. Ribbing makes this sizing flexible to fit smaller or larger feet.
NEEDLES: US 2 (2.75 mm)
MODIFICATIONS: None as this is a shop sample. Personally, I’d have closed the toes up using Kitchener’s Graft.
COMMENTS: This is my first pair of socks in 2011. The simple textured-rib stitches, re-enforced garter toes, side-to-side garter ridges in the cuff, and no pick-up gusset/short-row heel are attractive features of the design. I’m not too crazy about variegated yarn, but, love how this mild pooling colorway unfolded–in more of an attractive zig-zag stripes. The heel and arch fit loosely than other constructions so if you have narrow ankle/arch expansion, definitely cast on one size smaller than normal in this sport-weight yarn.
The pattern–written for four different gauges–is well-written, crystal clear, and the heel turn instruction is very detailed. Another simple, easy to get the hang of, and delightful sock pattern–I highly recommend it to all hand-knit sock lovers.
Lets see if Shannon/Emily and Tina like it as much as I do! Both pattern and yarn are available here.
A wonky birthday hat older teen knitted for one of her closest friends. I just love it!!!
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!