Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Angie!

I did something atypical for a knitter this weekend . . . I finished a gift on time!  Here is my latest FO, Angie's birthday socks:

Pattern:  Rivulets Socks by Wendy D. Johnson
Source:  one of many patterns generously offered for free on the Wendy Knits blog
Materials:  Malabrigo Sock yarn in "Abril", and US 1 and US 2 circular needles
My modifications:
1)  As usual, I substituted short-row heels and toes for the ones called for in the pattern.
2)  The pattern called for size US 0 needles.  I started with US 1's to get gauge, then I went up to US 2's near the top of the sock for a little bit of calf shaping.
3)  I learned a new bind off to create a stretchy edge on the sock cuff.  I went searching and found "Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off" from Knitty, for K1, P1 ribbing.  I think it worked out well.

Angie, I hope you like them, and I hope you are having a wonderful birthday weekend.

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