7 February 2008

Not just a another sock....

Well I did it....I designed my own sock. It wasn't so hard afterall, just finding a pattern I liked.
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug-- colour 71 Fire
Needles: 2.5mm

I looked through my pattern books and found the Diamond Drops stitch. Quite simple really, just a yo, K2, psso both the knit stitches, then a plain knit row, then move the slip stitch over two and another knit row. Easy, Peasy! A nice picot edge top and voila! My Dragon Sox!This yarn is very lovely, but just not enough yardage as far as I'm concerned. With this pattern and doing a 6" cuff I thought I would have enough yarn. But no way, I had to break into a second skein, and of course the handpaint colour was a little different than the first one so I had to alternate the two strands so you wouldn't notice the difference. There was no way I was ripping out the first sock and starting over. So, if you want a pair from one skein you'll be making ankle socks. I might try a pair of Monkeys with a short cuff with what I have left!

8 comments:

Wannietta said...

I've been saying this since Jitterbug came out - for the price it's just not enough yarn! I wouldn't even mind the shorter yardage if it was reflected in the price. I'll give Colinette her due, the colours are gorgeous, but I would like more for my money.

The pattern is gorgeous!

Angelika said...

Those are really nice valentiny looking sock. The simple patterns sometimes make the best socks.

Alisha said...

Great socks!!!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I thing we should call them FIREBREATHERS!!!!!! They look awesome! YAAAAAY mom!

Kristin said...

They are great and really are dragon like!!
Annoying about the yarn though.

Julie said...

Good job!!!

Samantha said...

They look great!!

Mica said...

Awesome socks, I love the color =)

-Mica