Saturday, February 27, 2010

a pair of frankensocks

Spicy's February Frankensocks
Pattern: a hodgepodge of sorts, described below
Yarn: knitpicks bare merino/alpaca/nylon, kettle dyed with acid dyes in redwoods. hand-plied for a tighter plying twist
Needles: #1 knitpicks harmonies
Size: Men's 9 with 8.25" cuff
Started: February 6, Finished: February 23
Spicy's February Frankensocks
Spicy's February socks are knit toe-up with a round toe, a plain stockinette foot on 64 stitches, an under the sole gusset and slip stitch heel flap from wendy's toe up socks with a difference, increased to 66 stitches for the cuff, 3x3 brioche rib from Roza's socks, and finished with jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off.

i've heard that this yarn doesn't hold up well. we'll find out if my extra plying twist helps. spicy worked yet another hole in one of his pairs. i can't seem to knit fast enough to keep up with his destructive tendencies.

i enjoyed these socks. they were a nice break from other projects. i think most of his socks are going to end up some variation of plain. it works out for both of us, i think.

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