Sunday, October 15, 2006

It's like two pairs for the effort of one!

Say hello to my Leftover Nasturtiums...they're like two pair in one when worn with the right shoes or pants!

Pattern from Kirsten at Through the Loops

Yarn: Leftovers - Black Purl Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock (from when I knit my Jaywalkers) And black and white Dale of Norway Baby Ull (from my first fair isle project)

Knit: both pair at the same time on one US1 circular needle

Comments: In order to entertain myself for the bottom portion of the knitting, I did indeed stripe my socks opposite each other on purpose - and yes, I'm addicted to the Fibonacci sequence. It's not my fault. It's the Nerd in me.

The pattern is well written, and the only recommendations I have are to read carefully and split your stitches correctly from the get go so you don't have to move them around as I did - this isn't critical if you knit only one sock at a time, but if you magic loop a pair of socks, it caused a moment of being stumped before coming up with a solution. Also, at the end, I vaguely recall the setup for the toe decreases on the top of the socks to be off with the number of K stitches between the initial setup decreases. Oh, for the toe, don't panic if you can't decrease in pairs to wind up with 12 stitches remaining on each needle - you started with an odd number of stitches on each needle, so you'll wind up with an odd number when you get to that point...I actually got carried away and grafted the toe when I had 13 stitches on each needle (how's that for my pattern reading skills?) but it worked out perfectly with my stripes that way :)


Kirsten said...

I love the surprise!!! What fun.

Mimi said...

Those socks rock!!!!!!!!!! I want them. How cool is that????? Now it has me thinking.

Brown Pants said...

Ha! Such a clever idea!

franney said...

Oh, i want those socks, love em! They look great with the crocs too :oD
I'm off to scavenge for the pattern and save it for a rainy day ;o)

Luscious Gracious said...

Great Socks, dear!! I have so many (more) sock ideas now! Thanks!