Tuesday, February 10, 2009

KAL Socks Finished!

Fair warning...this pattern is highly addictive!  Every other row is plain knit and it is so easy to say "just one more eyelet row."  I'm happy these socks are finished and can be warming my toes!  By the way....thanks for all the math encouragement.  I chatted with my advisor yesterday and she was grinning ear to ear!  Those are fun meetings!

Pattern: Anastasia Socks (for Baton Rouge Red Sticks KAL)
Yarn: Lang Jawoll Cotton Collor
Needles: DPN US 1.5 and 2 (I switched to the 2's towards the top of the cuff to make sure they were stretchy enough.  I probably didn't have to do this, but I wasn't sure)
Mods: I cast on 64 stitches instead of 60, so there were 12 stitches between eyelets.  

New things learned:  Toe up construction with short row heels and toes!  While I didn't really enjoy doing the short rows I can't argue with the results.  Normally I have to give a new technique a few pair before I can really judge if I like doing it or not!


PS....I love how the socks are mirror images of each other!

11 comments:

Wool Winder said...

The diagonal eyelet pattern does look like it was fun to knit.

alh said...

Wow, that was fast. I just finished the toe on the second one. Switching my brain to the other diagonal is driving me nuts!

ashpags said...

You are so speedy!!! You are bringing them tonight, right? =)

kadezmom said...

Look great!!!!@

Aunt Kathy said...

Awesome Leah, and they look wonderful

Trudy said...

Love them! Sounds like the "math goes on" and very well, too!

Robin said...

Those will keep your toes nice and toasty ~ what a fun pattern!

Davene McBride said...

Oh I like them! so pretty! Love you,
Mom

Judy S. said...

Cute, cute, cute. I've got to try this pattern!

Suzanne said...

They are beautiful, Leah. I love the look of the diagonal eyelet pattern, and the colorway is beautiful! You are so amazingly fast!! Great job!
Suzannne

Grace said...

very very cute