I ordered this yarn on a whim a few weeks ago as the colors seemed so rich and springlike.
And this is what it became…
Size :: cast on 63 sts
Needles :: Knitpicks Harmony Wood Dpns US size 1
Mods :: I used Lucy Neatby’s garter stitch short row heel again and knit it across 50% of the stitches, I think I may try kntting it across 60% of the stitches next time for a deeper heel. Underfoot, the garter stitch feels so nice and cozy almost padded, which is why I guess I keep coming back to this short row technique. I have also grabbed a copy of Ms. Neatby’s Paradoxical Mittens for future knitting adventures.
I added a garter stitch cuff (knit, purl, knit etc…) for six rounds instead of the ribbing and knit eight pattern repeats for a longer leg, but then again I have nice man feet, the utter opposite of dainty.
For the toe decreases I decreased every round, I am finding that I like this look a bit better as it rounds out the toe and shortens it a bit, plus it deletes the elfish (nothing against elves here) look of a long wedge toe.
So I might have gone and purchased three more skeins of the Fannie’s Fingering, maybe, just because it is so very soft. And I might have purchased a skein of Tropical Punch, Rose Garden and yes another Confetti for this hat for dear little Layla.
Oh and that reminds me….
are for Layla (my god-daughter)
Yarn :: Madelinetosh Sock – on the left Swimming Pool and right Lauren
Needles :: Crystal Palace dpns US size 0 for the ribbing and 1 for the leg.
Size :: Newborn to 6 months (these fit a 5 month foot as little footies perfectly)
Pattern :: Layla’s Socks - Ravel it!
Cast on : 42 sts
Divide sts across 4 dpns and join for working in the round
Knit 1 X 1 rib for 4-6 rounds
Knit to toe – I knit about 3 inches
Begin toe decreases
Round one : knit
Round two :
needle one : knit across to last 3 sts, k2tog, knit last st.
needle two : k first stitch, ssk, knit to end.
needle three : knit to last three sts, k2tog, knit last st.
needle four : k first stitch, ssk, knit to end.
Repeat these 2 rounds twice.
Repeat round two until you have 6 sts remaining.
Break yarn, loop through darning needle and use it to draw through the remaining sts.
Pull tight and fasten off inside the tip of the toe.
Weave in ends.