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)

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


nanaknits said...

those socks are absolutely beautiful and the stitch definition is fine.

Judy S. said...

What a beautiful pair of socks!

stringplay said...

I always love ALL your socks, but this pair is especially nice.

Janice in GA said...

All your socks look just wonderful, but like @stringplay said, I really, REALLY like these!

BeadKnitter said...

Beautiful socks Marguerite!

Phil & Gale said...

So very lovely!

Dorothy said...

Wow! Just wow! Those are beautiful. Can't wait to give some of those twisted stitches a try, but it will have to wait until after Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful socks which also look very warm.

Joyce said...

I love the looks of those. I may have to get that book.

Sherilan said...

You just can't beat a nice pair of socks for a knitting project, and I always enjoy seeing yours.