Sunday, 29 August 2010

Skew socks

This design was total addiction to me. Once I started - I was not able to put my needles down. I had my moments of doubt - because at some point my brain just could not comprehend how these could ever grow into socks that fit. (once I got to the point of photo below- I could have sworned that the socks are going to be way too big...) But perseverance and blind faith(!) paid off and the end result is wonderful. Magickal even.
Pattern: Skew by Lana Holden from Knitty winter 2009.
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Fabel
Needles: 2,5mm

Love the way this design forms funny angles and makes this super boring yarn look good. (which is a nice benefit - as I've had this yarn in my stash for ages..) So one more pair of socks for me - which is needed as fall has finally arrived and day temperatures have dropped below +15 celsius. And I find myself reaching for a pair of cozy wool socks the first thing in the morning when getting out of bed. No more bare feet before next spring...


Sigrun said...

Great socks! Looks complicated but all challenges do don't they :-) I think I will put them on my to-do-list :-)

A-L said...

Sigrun: the pattern for Skew socks is extremely well written - so you really cannot go wrong as long as you follow the instructions. That said - I still had my moments of serious doubt when working on those lovelies. At some point they don't look anything like socks - but just go on.... and in the and you have one amazing pair of socks. I really recommend this pattern!

froginthepond said...

I have wanted to knit skew socks with stripey stash yarn but couldn't get a picture of it in my head. Now I am definitely persuaded.