Monday, May 24, 2010

Scylla Socks

My sock mojo is back. Hooray!

The yarn for these socks (and the pattern) took a little plane trip to Mississippi with me before they got started in the car on my way to Maryland Sheep & Wool on May 1.

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I didn’t think my favorite toe (garter toe) would work well with this pattern, so the standard toe it was.

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Toe pic!

As with the previous slip-stitch patterns I’ve done, the biggest challenge was judging where to start my Riverbed arch expansion. The instep and sole grow at drastically different rates, so I essentially measured to the middle. “Split the difference,” I’d say.

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Riverbed heel. I did the foot over 66 stitches and the leg over 68, as it required a multiple of four. Easy peasy.

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Looking at the pictures, I can’t believe how perfectly these socks match. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this level of matchy-ness in a variegated yarn. Neato!

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Scylla Socks

Pattern: Scylla Socks by Fiona Lucas
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in Metamorphic
Needles: US 1.5/2.5mm Hiya Hiya 16” circs
Started: 1 May 2010
Finished: 24 May 2010
Mods: Stitch pattern plugged into Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed architectures from New Pathways for Sock Knitters.

5 comments:

Bezzie said...

Those slip stitch patterns seem to be all the rage for varigated yarns. This one doesn't miss the mark! Very nice!

ChristyH said...

I really like them and you did a great job on them.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous!

SJ said...

Love them! I'm really amazed by how well they do match -- you should totally say that you planned them that way!

Zonda said...

Pretty colors! Yay for sock mojo returning ;)