Sunday, August 20, 2006

Mata Haris

They're done!

Pattern: Mata Hari, stitch pattern by Craftoholic Steph
Yarn: cotton/lycra blend, hand-dyed, from Greenwood Fiberworks, in colorway Strawberry Milkshake, one skein
Needles: US 1 bamboo dpns (short-row toes) and Addi Turbo circs
Mods: The original stitch pattern had a 10-stitch repeat. I modified this to be an eight-stitch repeat to work with my total number of stitches (64).

I knit these toe-up, with short row toes and heels. They were finished with a 1 1/2" cuff in 3x1 rib and a sewn bind-off (much stretchier than a traditional BO, but you can see that as a result the tops roll a bit). I had just enough yarn to finish these up. Take a look:

This is all that's left of the original skein for repairs. It looks like more than it is, since the yarn is very fluffy; I estimate it's between 10 and 20 yards.

These socks are soooo comfy and fit me just perfectly (as well they should). The yarn is rather nubby, so it probably doesn't show off the stitch pattern as something with better stitch definition, but I like the texture of it. Here's a closeup shot:

Now that these are off the needles, my Steelers socks will be my on-the-go project. I'm still working on Seraphim at home and am about two-thirds of the way through the first lace chart. We're headed to my future in-laws' place this afternoon (J is helping his father rip up the carpet) and I'll be taking it along with me. Look for prettier progress shots this week!


  1. They look great! I can really see the stitch pattern in the last shot.

    Wow, that's all you had left? Perfect timing.

  2. Congrats - your mata haris are lovely!

  3. the way your feet are posed in the one picture the ball of yarn looks like --well -- a pink turd.

    The socks look wonderful though!!

  4. LOL - you're right, we do have twin socks! And I wear mine all the time, they're soooo comfy!