Sunday, September 10, 2006

Welt Fantastic

Aloha! Here we have the latest completed socks from SKS:

Another Welt Fantastic! Here are the specs:
Yarn: Knit Picks Sock Garden in Pansy, 220yds/skein, 1.5 skeins
Needles: 5 US size 1 dpns
Gauge: 6.5 stitches and 11 rows in stockinette

This yarn didn't knit up in a gauge suitable for both my foot and the pattern, so I increased the number of stitches in the welt pattern to 15 (from 11) for a total cast-on of 60. I did 5 pattern repeats each for the leg and the foot. There were some other modifications from the pattern, since the stitch count did not match the pattern as written, but I am a lousy note-taker and couldn't tell you then if I wanted to. (After the heel I decreased until there were 24 stitches for the bottom of the foot.)

I didn't have the same problem as a couple of the other members of this group with pointy heels, but then the pattern was modified a bit from the original proportions. I do like the forthought heel enough, but I think I am a heel flap girl. Doing kitchener stitch twice in one sock is a bit much for me!

More photos on my blog and in my forthcoming Flickr gallery.

Yee haw, on to the next pattern...



Sue C said...

Great job on the socks!

Carrie said...

Thanks Sue!