Monday, May 31, 2010
Felici Socks Finished
In addition to Mom's birthday socks in pink Simply Sock wool, she's getting a couple more pair in Knitpicks Felici.
Since she requested "pink", how could I resist a color called Positively Pink (above), and she's likely to blind her exercise class when she shows up in Rainbow (below). If she dares to wear them out of the house.
The Felici yarn is very soft and feels like acrylic. When I started the first pair of socks, I went back to check the label to make sure it wasn't acrylic.
Felici is so soft and slippery that I got visible ladders in the cuffs. I'm sure after a few washings they'll be gone, so I didn't stew about it.
As you can see from the pictures, the colors are very very bright and pretty.
I have no idea how Felici is going to wear. I'm guessing it will get holes quicker than other sock yarn because of the acrylic like softness. But that's just a guess. It may bloom in the laundry and wear better than I expect. I'll be checking back with Mom to see how it holds up.
Note to Mom: If these socks wear out quickly, don't feel bad and please report. Many of us want to know.
Felici comes in 50 gram balls. The Positively Pink balls had the stripes in opposite order and I had to rewind one of them to get the socks to match. Then I found a knot and had to discard a small ball of yarn to get to the right place to join the ends.
I find knots in self-patterning sock yarn unforgivable. Even inexpensive sock yarn like Felici costs enough so there should be room for some quality control.
Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 64 stitches. k3p1 ribbing on cuff and instep. 5 inch cuffs.
Yarn: Knitpicks Felici sock yarn. 75% wool, 25% nylon.
Color: Positively Pink and Rainbow.
Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch