Thursday, May 31, 2007

Finished: Mom's Socks

Mom, no peeking!

Pattern: Crosshatch Lace from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, worked over 60 stitches
Yarn: Louet Gems fine/sport weight (100% superwash merino), colorway Pink Panther, one skein (with leftovers!)
Needles: two US 1 (2.5 mm) 12" Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: May 27/May 31
Recipient: my mom, for her birthday

Since my mother celebrates her birthday in the summer, I thought I'd make her some summery-ish socks -- shorter leg and a lace pattern. Notice I didn't bother to substitute another fiber for my beloved wool, oh no.

In any case, these were a fun and quick knit. I have yet to block them (that will be done when we get back from vacation), and I have a feeling the lace will open up more once I do. This yarn is a dream. It's heavier than most fingering weight yarns; I'd compare it to Socks That Rock mediumweight. The result is a very squishy sock that is super comfortable on the foot.

Here's a close-up of the stitch pattern (I really need to get myself some real sock blockers instead of these ghetto requisitioned wire hangers!):

I taught myself the PGR short-row heel for these. They're a little thicker than the usual short-row heel, but these are much easier to do and I like the result. Trust me when I tell you that these look a lot better when they're on the foot!

My yarn is packed up and ready to go on vacation. There's just a few more hours left in the contest, so go make your guess if you haven't already!


  1. I hope you have a great vacation!

  2. Have a great vacation! I'm off to enter the contest :)

  3. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Beautiful socks!

    Have a great vacation.

  4. Big post day for Crosshatches. Check these out.

    Your mom will love them I'm sure! Enjoy your break.


  5. i'm sorry, i just have to say that i loved your use of the word "nebby" a few posts back! yeah pittsburgh!

  6. Mom's feet will be very happy to wear these lovely Crosshatch socks. I keep seeing that pattern all over blogland and I'm being sorely tempted to purchase MORE SENSATIONAL SOCKS!

  7. what a cute sock pattern, and that color is so pretty! if your mom doesn't love it she's crazy ;P I have never tried anything by Louet but it looks so nice and you seem to love it, so maybe I'll try it some time.