Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sending Socks to Oregon

Brother Dave and I are both behind on our Christmas creations. Now Karen and Dave's socks are done and ready to get wrapped and mailed.

Dave is moderately tall and has long feet - size 14 shoes. I knit the cuffs eight inches long and had to add a new ball of yarn while doing the toe decreases. If I had knit the cuffs seven inches long, one skein would have been enough.

Since I bought four 50g skeins of this yarn, there's plenty left to knit a second pair of socks for someone with a normal size foot.

Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 72 stitches. k5p1 ribbing on cuff and instep.

Yarn: Regia.

Color: Kaffe Fassett 4251.

Needles: Options 2.5

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

These Opal Monkeys are for Karen, Dave's SO.

The yarn is a bit busy for the Monkey stitch pattern, but I had to knit some kind of interesting stitch to keep from going stockinette crazy.

The socks look nicer in real life.

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A. in Knitty, Winter 2006.

Yarn: Opal.

Color: Smoke.

Needles: Options 2.5

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

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