Thursday, April 05, 2007

BFF socks

My belated & last Project Spectrum Feb/Mar project
pattern: Cookie A's BFF socks
yarn: Fleece Artist (FA) Polar Sea
needle size: size 1 (2.25 mm) Susan Bates sock set
size: L
- Standard Slip stitch heel (sl 1, k1, etc) instead of the St st one called out for in the pattern since I was nervous about the FA holding up in straight St st in this area
- Used the older version of pattern so cable pattern wasn't centered after the heel set up, reversed the asymmetry on the second sock to make the pair mirror each other

Thoughts - I love how the FA feels and knits up. No wonder some of the more popular colors online go in a blink of the eye. I'd knit this pattern again, especially since Cookie revised the heel set up, but I still need to go through my list of all my Cookie A patterns first. I also find it ironic that I'm tackling her less easy patterns first. Well, one day I will knit her Hederas & Monkeys, but for now I'm going to tackle her Twisted Flower pattern.


Beth said...

The socks are lovely! Beautiful yarn and pattern combo. I've never knit one of Cookie's patterns but I have to give them a try. So many wonderful patterns and only so much time.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Those look fabulous! Love the color. For some reason I missed this pattern of Cookie's (or forgot about it). Love it though! Great job.

Knitting Bandit said...

Great socks. The pattern looks "simple", I'm surprised to hear it's not, but it's one I haven't really seen much. I'm anxious to start the Gothic Spires, they will be much easier than your Twisted Flowers! Man, oh, man that's not a sock for the weak at heart!