Saturday, December 09, 2006

elfine... fini!

pattern: elfine socks; free pattern from here
yarn: mama e's sock yarn in colourway "chocolate"
needles: crystal palace bamboo dpns, 2.25mm
modifications: the first & most obvious one is that i used dpns instead of the magic loop technique in which the pattern is written. also, i used a different wrap & turn method for the short row heels, as i found the one in the pattern slightly messy (although, as i previously mentioned, i may have been doing it wrong!). & i used a sewn bind off to finish, as i find that makes a stretchier bound off edge.
they've gone off to lanns this morning in the post so hopefully she'll get them soon - & hopefully she likes them, & they fit... knitting for someone else is so stressful!
also, the new winter knitty is up... i definitely see a pair of these in my future. i love love love this designer's sock patterns - i already have one pair of pomatomi & had been pondering a second pair since they were so satisfying to knit, but i might have to make a pair from her new design first....
as soon as i decide which skein i can bear to use up from my now-vast collection of sock yarn, that is.


anne said...

those socks are lovely—i am noticing everyone's patterned sock now that i am knitting some of my own . . .

Lora said...

Lillith, they look gorgeous!!! Thank you, THANK YOU!!! I'm so excited.....I can't wait to try them on. :)