Friday, September 14, 2007

Indian Summer Socks

My Mum's 'summer' socks are done. I am glad what little summer we are allowed this year is happening late as these lacy cotton-blend socks are not quite right for the heading into autumn feel.Pattern: Hedera by Cookie A (love it)
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton (love it) 3/4 ball
Needles: 4 x 2.25mm Brittany Birch (love them) DPNs
Started: 11 August 2007

Finished: 14 September 2007
New Skills: Twisted stitches
Notes: It's love! Simple 4 row repeat which generates a really lovely effect. The little details are just a sign of the genius of the designer I think - using a twisted rib rather than plain and then pulling the columns of twisted stitches down the pattern separating the lacy sections is just exquisite.
I don't think I could have chosen a better lacy socks pattern to start with and I am sure I will knit these again. I am really pleased about the match of yarn and pattern; these are the perfect fresh summer socks I envisaged. I love the yarn and shall get some for socks for me - the high cotton content will make these great socks for warmer weather but the balance of the wool has kept them lovely and stretchy.Acting as a backdrop to these pretty things is my greatest ever car boot find from last Sunday. It's a well loved 'Durham' quilt full of the most exquiste workmanship; a real heirloom piece. I hope to try quilting one day and this is just the most amazing inspiration.
Off for some knitting by the beach at my friends hen do, so big smiles all round here :o)

13 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

What gorgeous socks, I have not knitted in a cotton baed yarn for socks yet so great to hear about that yarn. Knitting on the beach, have a great time, it sounds fab!

Marianne said...

What beautiful summer socks! Your Mum's a very lucky lady.
Ahhh, wish I could be coming with you... knitting by the beach with friends...big smiles indeed!
The quilt is a beauty!

Piglottie said...

Love the socks! I think the yarn really does suit them, as the pattern isn't lost at all and they look really fresh. Have great fun knitting on the beach :)

Glenna C said...

Nice Hederas! I often want to do that pattern but just haven't yet....

Charity said...

These are beautiful! This looks like a wonderful pattern. :0)

clarabelle said...

Beautiful socks, Sarah! I haven't tried the Hedera pattern yet, but I certainly will after seeing yours! I'm sure you Mum will be thrilled.

Enjoy your hen do!

dreamcatcher said...

Such pretty socks, I love the stitch pattern.

Curly Cable said...

Oh those socks are so pretty and simply gorgeous, I love the colour, I bet you mum is so pleased. Thank you for the link to the pattern. The quilt looks super. I just love browsing at car boots, Hope you had fun on the beach, sounds like bliss to me ;)

Kath said...

Those Hederas are lovely - yet another on my 'to do' list! You should try some of Cookie's other patterns - monkey is not as complex as it may look and is lovely to knit! Sorry to hear I've tempted you into buying more books but those Log Cabin socks are lovely and cozy!!

modelwidow said...

I wasn`t that impressed with Hedera until I saw yours, it`s amazing how different they look when you change the yarn. Bet your mum loves them.

MaƂgosia, a knitting pro said...

These are gorgeous!

Seahorse said...

The socks are gorgeous and the quilt is lovely - what a find!

Anni said...

Stunning socks. The Hederas were the first pair of socks i knitted a year ago when I got back into sock knitting after a 15 year absence, theyre beautiful socks.

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