Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Beautiful Vines" sock

I finished one of the March Mystery socks:  it's called Belle Vitini, or "beautiful vines" in Italian, and it was designed by Kristi Geraci.  You can see how well the name fits:

The vines are created by an interesting combination of cabling and lace.  It was my first time to try to do cables in knitting, using a cable needle. At first it was very awkward, but now I'm somewhat better at it.

The yarn is Trekking Pro Natura, by Zitron, which is a blend of wool and bamboo.  Most of the sock yarns I use are blends of wool and nylon; we'll see if this blend has the same durability.

Now for the second sock...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Entrelac socks finished, finally

The Sock Knitters Anonymous challenge for February was to make some entrelac socks.  You have two months to accomplish the challenge, and it took me the full two months to make these socks.

I used hand spun for the tops and mill spun Ultra Alpaca Fine for the bottoms, and so far they seem to be wearing well.