Thursday, April 05, 2007

Smoke Ring Sock Toes!

Smoke Ring Socks

Needles: Addi turbos #1 us, two circulars.
Yarn: Koigu
Style: Toe up
Pattern: Horse Shoe Cable

I plan to make a backwards heel flap like in the Widdershins pattern.
I wanted to use the Widdershins pattern but I find that I always need to redesign socks because I have very small feet and Mein Gummibaer has large feet and I insist on a perfect fit. I don't like changing needle sizes because I think the yarn works best at a specific gauge. I always have a set idea of how I want my socks to be so I end up putting together my own patterns. MG has chosen the yarn for these socks and this cable pattern. I named them smoke ring socks because of their smoky blue/gray color and because I think the cables look kind of like smoke rings. It makes me think of Bilbo Baggins from the Tolkien stories. I imagine he had hand made socks for all of his travels!


Teej said...

I *love* that colorway and the name is perfect for it. I'll have to check out the fan toe.. I just started my first pair of toe-up socks a few days ago, so I have a lot to learn!

Anonymous said...

Very nice color! I haven't yet braved either toe-ups OR socks on circulars so I'm always impressed when I see it.