Alpaca socks

Husby is modelling his birthday alpaca socks. Even though he knew he was getting them he was still all excited to open them on birthday morning – except that it was so hot, he would have worn them all weekend!

So, details:
Wool: Adriafil Sierra Andina (100% extrafine alpaca, made in Peru). On the ball, this is a lovely blue/grey twist, but knits up pretty well just blue (shame, really). Not sure what ply it is, I think either 4 or 5 ply. Hard to tell from the label.
Pattern: 5ply pattern from Jo Sharp’s Knit vol 1, except with 1×1 ribbing rather than the picot edging (just a bit too girly for husby!). Very quick and easy stocking stitch – I started these to do at a friend’s house and got a lot done that night actually (almost the whole leg)! Probably should have done some ankle shaping but I think they’ll be ok.
Sticks: 3.25 mm metal dpns (old Aero’s which Mum gave me). I actually love knitting with metal dpns, the wool just slips over the sticks. Used 4mm dpns for the ribbing (which is still a little tight if the socks are pulled right up)
Time: Started in the last week of July, finished on 4 October.


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  1. oh, i think you’re being too hard on yourself; i think you’ve got a great sense of design and knitting at least! take your latest pair of socks for example..they’re fab. love the contrast toe n heel. i would definately wear those, with or without picot edging LOL

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