Well, maybe not all the suspense. I’m sure you want to hear all about Maryland and see the final haul, but I actually have today off and there are a million things I need to catch up on and clean up before I head back to work tomorrow. I’ll also apologize for not posting more during the festival. After I put up the first post and checked things it didn’t seem like it was going through and then I saw much later that it had. Oh well. Lots of pictures and stories from the festival soon. In the meantime, how about some socks?
Here they are in all their argyle glory!
Spring Argyle Socks
Pattern: [Okay, I'll Wash Them] Diamond Socks from the book “Never Knit your Man a Sweater unless you’ve got the ring!” by Judith Durant (which I reviewed here)
Yarn: White – Silja (most of two balls), Blue – Regia (part of one ball), Pink and Yellow – Dale Baby Ull (part of one ball for the pink, a very small amount for the yellow)
Needles: Size 1 addi turbos
Whew! They are done! Despite all the crazy construction elements on these, I really did enjoy making them. This was my first attempt at Intarsia, and I’m glad to know it really wasn’t that hard to do. I’m certainly glad I checked out the videos on this site first, but it really wasn’t that hard. I did have a few holes in the first sock, but they were easily sewn up. I learned the value of using bobbins during this project, and I’ll certainly be using them for future argyles (yes I do plan to knit more of these!). I think the one thing I would do differently in the future is to not continue the colorwork onto the instep. That little element causes the need to knit the flat gussets and adds more sewing to the project (certainly not my favorite thing). I like the look of it, but it would be far more simple to only do the argyle patterning on the cuffs and knit the foot in the usual manner.
Occasionally I still look at these and think, “I really knit argyle socks?!”
Yep. I guess I did!