Another one bites the dust! Yes, I have finished the second of my pre-2012 wips. It was a relief to get these socks off the sticks. And I haven’t even started a new project to celebrate fnishing these! (yet – ha!)
Pattern: Fox Faces by Nancy Bush. I quite enjoyed knitting these – I love the vikkel braid, although I have to say that the description she gives in this (free) pattern is not particularly helpful. Fortunately, I have done one before and so pulled out the pattern, from Nancy’s excellent Knitting on the Road, and used the much more helpful detailed instructions and diagrams.
I also love a sock with a plain back and patterned front. I really liked the extra ribbing for the first few repeats, helps keep the sock up and just another nice detail. As is the eye of partridge heel – my favourite!
Yarn: Wollmeise Twin in Aquarius (a We’re Different skein) – 98g. I love this yarn – shows a pattern so well and just feels wonderful on. And machine washes so well, I am never nervous about putting my wollmeise socks in the machine.
Sticks: I used 2.75mm KnitPicks harmony fixed circs for the rib and vikkel braid, and changed to 2.5mm for the rest of the sock.
Time: 30 July 2011 – 13 February 2012.
Modifications: I did my sock over 64 stitches (rather than 60) – I added an extra purl bump between the lace repeats and 2 extra stitches on the back. I also did a twisted rib, because I like the way it looks. Otherwise made as written. Yay Nancy Bush!
I’m not sure I can see the fox faces though.