Tuesday, December 30, 2008

FO: Plaited Points Socks

Pattern: Plaited Points from Knitty Winter '08

Yarn: one skein of Malabrigo Yarn Sock

Needles: US 2

Started: December 11, 2008

Finished: December 29, 2008

Comments: I would put this pattern in the more experienced category for sock knitters. Not that it's difficult, but there is lots of pattern reading and checking involved.

I'm pretty happy with the final fit of these socks. I didn't make any modifications, but if I was to do this again, I would perhaps do the heal different. The short-rows makes for bunching and I don't think I need a deep heal.

The cables pop on this slightly variegated yarn. Anything else with too much color change and you'll loose them. The yarn is nice to work with. Did get a knot, but that doesn't bother me so much.

I would say that knitting the sock on size 2 has given me a more loose fit, but as it turns out not loose where you swimming in the sock. Will have to give it ago with shoes for the true test.

One thing that I did like about these is the little motif put on the back of the cuff. How fun is that?

I would have modeled these myself, but as the temps are low...there is no way I'm going outside for any long periods of time.

I would also like to point out this makes my total projects for 2008 a whopping 30! Now, time to pick out another sock project...


Knitterary said...

The cables show well. :) I pulled out one of my skeins of malabrigo to wind last night, but that was as far as I got with it! How did you like the yarn?

Kris said...

I like the yarn. It's not too overly dyed, so you'll see a little of the bare white sneak thru, but I think it adds to the character.

A :-) said...

Oh - those came out great and they don't look too big at all!!

Anonymous said...

Those look fab!

KathyR said...

The socks look gorgeous! You have done well to finish 30 items for the year.
Happy New Year (already here in NZ) and all the best for a wonderful, fibery year!

Tricia said...

Thank God those are your legs! I was truly worried about how you could contort yourself into the pose in the first picture. I was going to come and take you to the emergency room!

The socks are very lovely!

Tricia said...

I meant to say, thank God those AREN'T your legs!