Friday, January 25, 2008

Broad Spiral Ribbing Socks

The Owl socks for my MIL's 60th birthday are finished:

Broad Spiral Ribbing socks
Broad Spiral Ribbing socks

Pattern: Broad Spiral Ribbing from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Opal Rainforest 6 ply in Owl.
Needles: 2 x 2.75mm 60 cm circulars.
Method: Knitted cuff down two at a time.
Details: 8 stitches per inch for a 9" wide foot so I cast on 72 stitches. An 'Eye of Partridge Heel' for a very durable heel as they were a present for my MIL who is a keen walker.

More photos on my blog.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

More Sensational Knitted Socks Errata

Hi all, I was reading some digests on a yahoo group I belong to and found out that there is some corrections for the More Sensational Socks book. Here is the link to it:

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Owl walking socks

It is my MIL's 60th birthday on the 24th & she's a keen walker so I've cast on a pair for her using this from my stash continuing with my socks from stash pledge & the bedsocks for myself are on hold:

Opal Rainforest Owl 6ply
Opal Rainforest Owl 6ply

They're are progressing nicely & this morning looked like this:

socks two at once
Start of owl walking socks

The pattern is simple but looks quite effective:

Broad Spiral Ribbing pattern
Broad Spiral Ribbing pattern

I searched for a pattern that wouldn't clash with the stripes & think I've found it.