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)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Trekking Socks Done, BFF Started

These are for me. I wore them to church on Sunday with gray slacks, a gray turtleneck, and my barn red Hanover Jacket.

Pattern: Basic sock on 60 stitches with a k3p1 ribbing on cuffs and instep.

Yarn: Trekking 176.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.

I'm still adjusting to being off Daylight Savings Time. The late afternoon when I'm in the habit of taking knitting pictures isn't going to work anymore, so I had to use the flash.

I tried to edit the picture, but nothing helped to make it clearer. The picture is almost useless except to prove that I've been knitting some sock cuffs. I promise a better shot when the socks are done.

The BFF pattern is perfect for gift socks because it's based on a ribbing pattern so size doesn't have to be perfect for the socks to fit.

The pattern has three sizes, 56 stitches, 64 stitches, and 72 stitches. I have a pair knit with 56 stitches that fit my narrow feet perfectly. Or maybe it's just the illusion of perfect because of the ribbing.

These socks are for Karen with normal width feet, so I'm using the 64 stitch pattern.

Pattern:BFF by Cookie A.

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: After Midnight.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.

1 comment:

Judy S. said...

Interesting how these socks look redder than in your earlier photo. They're very nice! I was just admiring your Chain in Pieces photo and notice how neatly you started the gusset at the midpoint in the pattern. I'm going to have to try that pattern: it's beautiful and am happy to say I found the book in my knitting library. (Thanks to your mentioning it a while ago!)