Posted by Nanc
Yeah, I was nerdy like this is school, too. I didn’t cheat, only took credit for what I did well, and went for the extra credit. So I have no one to blame, but myself for this.
The Purling P’s gave me a sock credit that, although the pair has been done for a few weeks now, I hadn’t posted pictures of yet. So this morning I jumped on the ball and got a couple of pix.
This is my third pair of socks for 200Sox: my Pink Lemonade Socks. The clever, fair isle-look is all part of the yarns self-patterning, and I find it fun and attractive.
Here’s the stats:
- Yarn: Lang Bebe color #65; bright pink, yellow, and jacquard which makes a great faux fair isle pattern
- Pattern: modified cuff-down, short-row heel, stockinette sock
- Needles: 2.5mm (US#1) Addi Turbo 40″ circular needle
- Notes: I have fairly thick calves and I loved how this yarn patterns up. Since I didn’t want to lose that when the sock is stretched out, I decided to make the leg much looser than normal. I started with 100 sts for the ribbing. Then I worked down to 60 sts by decreasing 4 sts every 4th row 10 times. The rest was worked in the normal fashion. The short-row heel is the Queen Kahuna method, which is easy to do, remember, and doesn’t leave holes.
Phew – now I feel better. Now can someone give me a hall pass?