Thursday, January 12, 2006

Newest Socks

I tried out some of the new sock yarn given to me by my dearest hubby. After much careful consideration, I decided that I needed (really, Carol, needed?) a pair of really bright socks. So I chose this colourway -- otherwise known as Snapdragon by Knitpicks.

The pattern is from Better Homes & Gardens Knit It, Fall 2005 -- page 59, if you must know.

The yarn knit up quite nicely without pilling. The pattern makes its own ribbing, so they WILL stay up where they belong. Better yet -- starting just above the ankle and through the foot, the directions specified switching to a needle one size smaller. Not only will the ribbing keep the sock in place, the size of the foot will assist.

Isn't that a grand idea? Why didn't I think of that?

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