Thursday, February 05, 2009

FO: Cable Lagoon Socks

Pattern: Cable Lagoon by Me (download PDF from sidebar)

Yarn: 1 skein of Malabrigo Sock yarn in Lettuce Colorway

Needles: US 1.5

Started: December 31, 2008

Finished: February 4, 2009

Comments: When I was gifted this lovely skein of yarn, it totally screamed Cable Socks. I then thought of the Cable Lagoon pattern would be perfect but would it work. The pattern was originally done in a thicker weight yarn. The Malabrigo is more on the thinner side and because of that I had to add extra purl stitches between the cables for a custom fit. So, in the end I adding an extra 8 stitches for a total of 80 around.

Love the yarn and would totally have stash full of this stuff. I can only see if they stand up to wear and wash over time.

I would just like to say the weatherman lied. Bright sun and talks of warming tempatures fooled me into believeing that I could run a quick photo shoot this morning. I don't think the tempature was above 0 this morning...and as my dearly departed Mother-In-Law would state, Colder then a Witches Tit!


Knitterary said...

That was a good idea, adding those extra purl stitches. The socks look great!

A :-) said...

Those are beauteous!!! And I agree - I thought it was supposed to be warmer this morning, too. I have high hopes that by the end of the work day it will be in the 20's. Please. Pretty Please.

Karin aka Guin said...

I love the socks! And I think your blog deserves an award - which you can find here