I’ll take two

So I have a few FOs for you all today.
First up are my Aragorn socks.
Aragorn FO shot
I knit these for the SKA May 2010 Challenge (cables and twisted stitches).
Pattern Aragorn (free pattern) by Janneke Maat
Yarn Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Socks & Baby in My Kelly
Needles US #1.5 (2.5mm) Knit Picks 24″, magic loop
Mods None!
Thoughts I really enjoyed knitting these socks and finished up the pair in three weeks (unheard of for me). I *love love love* the gusset in this pattern! It fits well, it’s fun to work (not a short row heel but no picking up stitches either), and once you finish the gusset you only have a few inches of knitting before staring the toe decreases. After working this pattern I went out and bought Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One which has this gusset and several others.
The second pair is a simpler pattern that, in contrast, took 19 months to finish. So goes knitting life, right?
FO: Dribbling Drops Socks
Pattern Dribbling Drops by Sabine Riefler from Knotions Fall 2008
Yarn Trekking XXL in color 305
Needles US #1.5 (2.5mm) Knit Picks 24″, magic loop
Mods Knit them toe-up with my standard short row heel and the decrease BO for increased stretchiness (doesn’t the name “decrease BO” sound anything but stretchy?
Thoughts Trekking never disappoints! They always feel a bit rough but once done I drop them in the wash with some fabric softener and they come out lovely. BTW I have tried drying them but over time it does something to the fabric and makes them a little less stretchy. So I don’t dry them any more (except occasionally by mistake).
I’m also working on a few new things – a Multnomah, a Vesper, a pair of socks I’m designing for the SKA June 2010 challenge, and a Citron out of Just Our Yarn Aziza for the Stash Knit Down June KAL. More on those next time.

5 thoughts on “I’ll take two

  1. Both socks are impressive, but the Aragorn pair is just amazing! The yarn and pattern are perfect together. And the knitting looks perfect, too!

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