Friday, February 6, 2015
finished rainbow fun!
Sadly, these have been finished and photographed for nearly a week now, but another cold has got me behind the blogging 8-ball this week. Sigh. While I hate this cold, I LOVE these finished socks! The fit is great, and they are so cheerful!
Pattern: Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel (link to my Ravelry project page)
Yarn: White Birch Fiber Arts, colorway: The Full Monty (used up almost 2/3 skein)
Needles: Size 1.5, magic loop
Mods: None! This was my first time doing what Lara calls her "thumb-joint heel." As you can see, it's basically evenly spaced decreases like how you'd work the crown of a hat. The fit is great, and more comfortable than I expected! The pattern calls for the same decrease pattern for the heel, so you don't need to kitchener the toe at all. So this would be a good pattern for someone who despises kitchener, but is comfortable with doing provisional cast-ons (you do one to work the heel).
This is by far my best matched pair of self-striping socks to date!