Ribbed for your pleasure

These babies are done! Socks #2 for 2009.

Project: The Project Formerly Known as Father Socks
Pattern: Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley (who happens to be Knitty’s Sock Technical Editor so she knows what she’s talking about!)
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Magic
Needles: 2.5mm Knit Picks DPNs
Size: Large, to fit 9″ feet
Mods: None, the pattern knitted itself perfectly

Apart from the heel, the rest of the socks is almost mindless knitting. I think I’ve also banished all fears of DPNs now. Although I swear by the Magic Loop method any day of the week, using DPNs for this project was something else.

One thing I was a bit disheartened about was the fact that the stripes on the socks don’t match. It was a bit difficult finding the point of where I should have started the second sock but if you look at it, I think one sock matches the other in reverse, i.e. cuff-down stripes on one sock = toe-up stripes on another.

Also, these babies stay up on my legs! Wohoo! No slouching down, no bunching up at the ankles. I guess it has a lot to do with the yarn itself but there is something to be said about being ribbed for your pleasure.

Photo time. I’ll try and post photos of the socks on my sister, she has skinny ankles and legs, unlike me.

I love these heels! I am usually averse to picking up stitches but these were easy-peasy.

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