Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Grapevine Socks

Grapevine Socks by Irie, in Dream in Color Smooshy purchased at Sonny & Shear (Ravelry project information link here).

Design by my daughter Irie! Picot cuff, fair isle pattern, twining vine design.

Two vine panels at center back were tapered, made narrower for ankle, by dec’g two sts after each half pattern repeat (minus six sts total) just before final tendril repeat (Chart 3). (I modified charts to accommodate center back decs.)

3/21/08: finished chart knitting, now on one color, gusset decreases.

4/5/08: ripped back to heel flap; used size smaller needles for heel turn, did more rapid dec’s for better ankle fit - using size 0 = firmer gauge for foot.

4/18/08: finished! Love the design, perfect fit. Had lots of Smooshy left over, enough for another blue-and-green pair of socks.

1 comment:

Irie said...

Love love love them!