Friday, February 26, 2010

gold medal knitting

well ahead of the finsh line, my knitting olympics project is complete - and i just managed to scrape through, with less than a metre of yarn left over (the tiny little scrap above the socks in the photo is what was left from the skein of yarn i used).

trystero socks

project specs:
started 12th february 2010, finished 25th february 2010
needles: 2.5mm addi circular (magic loop)
yarn: handmaiden casbah - almost exactly one skein (115g/325m)
pattern: trystero by cookie a.
modifications: i used a larger needle size (2.5mm instead of the recommended 2.25mm). i worked the pattern as written except i shortened the toe slightly, working the toe decreases to 28 sts total instead of the recommended 16 sts. for a UK6 foot, i worked foot chart C, chart A, chart C, and chart A ending on row 9.

trystero leg detail

this pattern is gorgeous, with some great, well-thought-out detailing (like all cookie a. patterns). the cuff ribbing flows nicely into the leg pattern, and the cable detailing framing the heel looks beautiful as well as being fantastically comfortable to wear. i'm really pleased with these, and i may have gotten me over my fear of cookie a. patterns - maybe i'll try these ones next!


Paula said...

They look great.

Kathleen said...

They are beautiful. Glad you had just enough yarn. x K

Karen said...

I just love these socks. The color and pattern are a perfect combination. Great job!