Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another Pair Off the Needles!!

Way back at the beginning of September I posted to the Socknitters yahoo group that I was finally getting tired of just doing socks in stockinette and was ready to try something with a bit of a pattern. A bit being the operative word. I do most of my knitting in front of the television so it would still need to be simple enough that I could do it without thinking too terribly hard about it. I also wanted a pattern that would break up colour variegation. I got some really good suggestions, but Elizabeth recommended the Bamboo Walking Socks which would fit my requirements exactly.
I finished them last night and am really happy with the results. I did them in Opal Smoke 1653 on 2.5mm needles. I actually goofed up the pattern and didn't realize until the first sock was almost done. I knit mine with 2 rows of stockinette between each row of slipped stitches when the pattern called for 3 rows of stockinette so I made a bit more work for myself.
I still have another 3 pairs of socks on the go right now along with an afghan. The afghan, however, is quickly losing its appeal and has been sitting idle for a while. But I enjoyed doing this pattern so another pair could be cast on in the next couple of days.

5 comments:

Fiber Jewels said...

Before you know it, you'll be ready to attempt a lace pattern! LOVE the pattern this stitch gave you, even if you made it your own!

Knitman said...

Excellent work and I really likethis texture.

Melody said...

Very pretty! You did a wonderful job and I absolutely love the yarn!

Hege said...

Great socks.
Love the colour and the texture of the pattern.

Have a great weekend!

LizzieK8 said...

Congrats! They are gorgeous! Isn't that a great stitch pattern. Very easy for as beautiful as it is!