FO: Lozenge socks

17 Nov

Pattern: Gentleman’s sock with Lozenge Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush

Yarn: SeeJayneKnit superwash merino in green tea

Needles: Knitpicks Metal DPNs, size 0

Mods: I knit only 2 sets of ribbing repeats, and 6.5 repeats of the pattern on the leg.  I also reduced to cast on number to 60 stitches.

Notes: These socks turned out pretty well, and I’m glad to have finally gotten around to the pattern I bought the book for.  What I like: The ribbing, the purl row in the middle is very distinctive and pretty.  The pattern, which was not hard but gives a nice effect.  The yarn – it was not a really skinny sock yarn, and it didn’t split easily, plus the color is just lovely!  What I didn’t like:  The seam stitch.  Yes, I know that most Nancy Bush patterns call for this, but I just don’t get the point at all.  In the future I will leave it out entirely.  The pattern also called for purl stitches surrounding the pattern on the foot, and I did do those, but if I had the choice again I would leave them out.  They don’t add anything to the sock.

Emily is almost to the armholes in the back, but I have no photo as it isn’t very exciting yet.  Perhaps once the back is blocked!

And true to my word I have started another pair of socks.

I reduced the cast on to 60 stitches again, because I have skinny ankles.  I’m very happy with how this yarn is knitting up, in lovely little stripes with no pooling.  I don’t know about the tencel in the yarn… it seems pretty inelastic for a sock yarn, but we will see!

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6 Responses to “FO: Lozenge socks”

  1. Julia November 17, 2007 at 1:20 pm #

    They are beautiful! Thanks for your notes.

  2. Kessa November 17, 2007 at 2:47 pm #


  3. melissa November 17, 2007 at 4:29 pm #

    i love these! that shade of green is perfect.

  4. Mary November 18, 2007 at 9:53 am #

    i really enjoy reading your blog and think you are quite talented. (my blog is totally not what i want it to be as of yet) i wanted to tell you that i tried the soup you posted the other day and it is wonderful. a really good comfort food. thanks for sharing so much.

  5. Traci November 18, 2007 at 12:01 pm #

    What pattern are you using for your new socks? Also, Love your new Thermal!

  6. Julie November 18, 2007 at 12:45 pm #

    So lovely! such a cheery green for the blah winter months, too. I agree- that ribbing looks fabulous.

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