Thursday, October 28, 2010
Chain in Pieces Socks Finished
This was a fun knit and I'm pleased with the results.
The fit is snug, the way I like it, because of the ribbing. By putting the pattern down the sides, it doesn't sag and bag over the bend in my instep.
One confession: I was a few inches down the first cuff when I remembered the knit stitches in the chain pattern are supposed to be knit in the back of the stitch. After looking at the result I was getting, I decided normal knit stitches would be just fine and kept going.
Knitting in the back of the stitch results in crisper stitch definition. I'll be sure and remember to do it next time I knit another stitch pattern from this book.
Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 60 stitches.
12 stitch side panels are Chain in Pieces, stitch pattern #23 in Twisted-Stitch Knitting Originally by Maria Erlbacher and updated by Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen.
The remaining stitches are a k2p2 ribbing.
Yarn: Simply Socks Yarn Company solid. Color gray.
Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch