Wednesday, 21 January 2009


On the train to university this morning I knit the last few rounds of Monkey and am wearing them this evening when they are much appreciated in these cold temperatures. They are very well-fitting socks, especially since I used 3 mm DPNs for the cuff and 2.5 mm ones for heel and foot. Atcually, the socks would probably have been fine eve if I had used just the smaller needles as the lace is much stretchier than I expected. This is one of Cookie A.'s patterns that I had saved for a year now, waiting for the day I have the right yarn and am more experienced when it comes to sock knitting. By now there is hardly a pattern that seems daunting, and Monkey turned out to be incredibly easy to do.

  • 2.5 mm and 3 mm DPNs
  • 100g hand-dyed Schoppel-Wolle Admiral, colourway 1982 hand
  • row counter
  • tapestry needle

I made a few changes to the original pattern by beginngin with 10 rounds of ribbing and knitting only 5 pattern repeats instead of the specified for the cuff. I liked this length best and am very happy with it. To make things more interesting, I used my favourite heel in Eye of the Partridge pattern again, which looks quite good and is less boring than the plain heel given in the instructions.

The colours are marvelous in this yarn and it was definitely worth splurging on. Contrary to my expectations I do not regret it! It also feels very soft and comfortable both while knitting and wearing it, and I hope very much that the socks can cope with the washing machine. I would be very sorry to have these shrunk or felted by accident!

See? This time I even shaved my legs before taking pictures. Aren't I nice?

1 comment:

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