Thursday, August 14, 2008
Leyburn sock in progress
My latest sock project is turning out well. The pattern, Leyburn Socks, and the yarn, Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight, are a perfect match. The pattern is so easy to read that I don't need the instructions. I'm just knitting around and around, slipping stitches wyif and knitting through the resulting loop. So easy, but it looks great.
The slipped stitches tighten up the sock a bit, making the size 1 needles a good choice. However, after knitting the short-row heel on size 0s, I can see that a fabric denser than 7.5 spi would be better for this yarn.
I would have liked the toe to be a little narrower, but I blindly followed the pattern directions and turned the toe at 14 stitches. I hesitated to make any changes, since these are my first toe-up socks. Now that I've tried cuff-down and toe-up, I can't say I have a preference either way. I'm just happy they fit. I'll finish this one and block it before I knit the second one--just to make sure the fit doesn't change much after it is washed and dried.