Saturday, June 4, 2011

Watermelon Socks - F. O.

I've finally finished my watermelon socks after a wee bit of setback.  I like my socks to match as exactly as possible.  I know, I know!  Anyway, as I was working the second sock I checked and the stripes were close, but not exact, so I thought maybe I'd miscounted the rows.  I ripped back a little and recalculated.  As it turned out, I had done the same number of rows for both socks and the difference between them was because the yarn is dyed by hand and not by a machine, and the differences weren't big.  I reminded myself that it was part of the charm of handknit socks and relaxed and went forward with the knitting.  I'm glad that I did because now I have a very cool new pair of socks and I'm happy with them.


THE DETAILS

Pattern:  Generic sock pattern - 60 stitches
stocking stitch, short row heel, knit top down

Yarn:  Self-striping watermelon yarn found on Etsy at KnitPurlGurl
75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon
460 yards/100 grams
Fingering weight

Needles:  Size US #0/2.00mm double pointed

Size:  Lady's medium

4 comments:

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

Ooh, love them. So fun!

Dave Daniels said...

Ditto, those ARE fun socks.

LaDonna said...

Those are awesome. Mine have hit a snag, too. This is my first pair of socks and I think I didn't cast on enough stitches for my fat feet.

Jen said...

They turned out great!