Sunday, August 05, 2007

Fancy toes!

SOS pair #2...Complete!
Pattern: Solstice Slip from the STR Sock club
Yarn: S-x in the City TV yarn from Woolgirl
Needles: Addi Lace 3.25 mm
Mods: Picot cuff, short row heel with a mini flap, contrasting yarn for the anatomical toe.

Stella asked about the mini flap/gusset: I knit back and forth in stockinette for 10-12 rows, slipping the first stitch of each row. I then work the short row heel, pick up 5-6 stitches along each side of the flap and decrease per usual for a gusset. This gives me a smidge more ease across my instep for some of these patterns that seem to suck in alot!

And Cynthia, I have a pattern that I purchased ages ago for Birkensock socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. I bought it from Norsk Fjord Fiber. Perhaps you can track it down from them.

Rani, please don't give up on the picot action!!

Happy knitting!!


Rani said...

I DID IT!! I DID IT!! My picot edge does not look NEARLY as neat and tidy and perfect as yours, but I did it! Thank you so much! I posted a pic, but did not have time to link it to yours. I'll do that this afternoon. Must give credit where credit is due!

I LOVE the red/pink socks. You are a very quick knitter!

Stella said...

Thanks Gail! I have a pretty high instep myself, so that might come in very handy.

Wool Girl said...

I love how these toes look! This is such a gorgeous addition to an already fantastically gorgeous sock! It was fun seeing you on Saturday! Happy Week!

Anonymous said...

These are sooo peperminty and bright! Gorgeous like you!

Love, NeuroKnitter Hubby

Courtney said...

You are so sock prolific, wow!
I'm gonna have to learn how to make that picot is ne sais quoi...cute and feminine. Love,love,love all the pink!

white oak studio said...

gorgeous photos! i'm so excited to see you using my sex and the city tvyarn! jen pointed me your way. i'll be a regular reader of your blog now!