Thursday, March 08, 2007
Finally, a Finished Object
Pattern: Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear by Nancy Bush in Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: St. Ives Sunbeam and Knitpicks Essential
I've finally figured out why I didn't enjoy knitting these socks. It was after I'd finished knitting the first Birch Leaf Lace sock and I picked this one up again, I realized that the gauge was too tight for this yarn. It made the lace difficult to execute and the fabric is slightly stiff. I'm sure they will wear well, but I prefer this yarn knit on 2.25 mm needles.
My husband picked this pattern and he's happy with the results. Jim is a construction worker, he installs siding for a living, but he likes bubble baths and lace socks. You just gotta love a confident man.