Monday, July 23, 2007

Uptown Boot Socks

This is my third pair of socks, 1st from the book. Done in Cherry Tree Hill Super Sock Solid, Nantucket Red. Hmmm. I wonder why Nantucket Red is kind of brown/orange: still a nice colour, but red?!




I thought maybe there might be others out there with small feet (size 35 in European) who'd like to know my modification of size: it says to cast on 64 for child's size (the woman's size was going to be huge), but I figured that was going to be too big, so I used 2.5 mm needles: 2 circulars and cast on 52 stitches divided 24 and 28. In the last round of ribbing I increased 4 stitches and adjusted stitches so that I had 24 on one needle (for the heel and sole) and 32 on the other (the stitch pattern is in repeat of 8). I kept to this until I was doing the toe at which point I evened up the needles to 28 st on each.

These fit me perfectly.



Thanks to cameraman extraordinaire Simon.

Right now I am working on my second pair of socks from this book, so, more soon!

7 comments:

cathyc said...

Hmmm. I am leaving a comment about my own entry. Sorry if it is bad that my pictures are bigger than other people's. I see they are small and then you click on them and they are big. I have no idea how to do this, but if I can have instructions I would be happy to follow them!

Kate M said...

Ooh, those are one my list to do!

silke said...

cute little feet! i love the pattern in this color!

tiennieknits said...

Very pretty! I really like the color.

JL said...

Love the colour, nice socks.

Knittinggarden said...

Thanks for your info about making them smaller and using two circular needles. I do the same thing and sometimes have trouble making the pattern come out right when I divide up the stitches for the heel. Realizing that you don't have to have the same number on each needle was a breakthrough!

bobbi said...

great looking socks. I ordered the yarn to knit them also, so I'm glad you shared the info.