Sunday, February 11, 2007

Finished: Fancy Silk Socks

Pattern: Fancy Silk Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon), color 3ns/Grapevine, two skeins
Needles: US 1 Addi Turbo 12" circs
Started/Completed: January 11/February 11 (I finished two other pairs in between)
Recipient: my Sockret Pal (rest assured these went right into a blocking bath after this photo shoot!)
Mods: none

This is a pattern I probably wouldn't have knit on my own if my Sockret Pal hadn't specifically listed it as one she'd like to have for her socks. I have to say that I'm glad she did, because these turned out beautifully. They did require a little more mental effort than most socks I knit, what with a 12-row pattern repeat, but by the end I had it memorized. I knit most of the foot of the second sock last night while J and I watched Inside Man at our friends' house; by then I was pretty much on autopilot, and they only required about another hour of knitting time this mornign to finish them up.

Here's a detail shot of the stitch pattern:

I'm definitely very pleased with how these turned out, and I certainly hope my Sockret Pal likes them!


  1. Lovely socks! I am certain that your SP will fawn over them.

    You were very good at the knitting festival, it looks like!

  2. I think your SP will love those socks, especially since they are ones she did wonderful work! I have the book, so I am going to have to add that pattern to my "ever growing sock patterns to do" list!

  3. Those socks are amazing!! Your sockret pal is so lucky!!

  4. Oh those are so pretty! Now I will have to add them to my list of knits as well.

  5. Love your socks. I recently finished the same pair in the exact same yarn. I really liked the pattern and found it quite easy to follow.

    Nice job!

  6. Lovely job!

    One question: The lacework seems quite open - are they drafty?