Monday, January 14, 2008

My first finished object of 2008....

is... a pair of socks, surprise surprise! These are for my Vintage Sock Swap pal and went in the post at lunch today.
gentleman sock evening wear 001

Pattern: Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear by Nancy Bush from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Regia Silk Color in Burgundy (32)
Needles: 2.5mm
Modifications: I cast on 64 stitches, knit 15 rows of 1x1 ribbing then went straight into leg pattern. Heel was worked over 30 stitches in a sl1k1 on right side and sl1 p to end on wrong side over 30 rows. I decreased to 60 stitches after heel.
Comments: The pattern was far easier to memorise than I thought it would be. I like the chevron shapes of the purl rows and think this would look good in self striping yarn, if you could get the stripes to line up. Knitting the pattern on the front of the sock certainly made things faster.

gentleman sock evening wear 010

gentleman sock evening wear 005


scarletprincess said...

Theyre really gorgeous! I wish I was a sock knitter.... but alas I always succumb to SSS. They're fab well done on you're first FO. x

blueadt said...

Lovely :-)

I've got exactly the same colour lurking in my stash, mmmm.....

sue said...

Great pattern. I bet they keep your feet warm and toasty too.

Queen of the froggers said...

they are really nice. I need to knit some socks now!