Boyfriend Socks...last FO for 2008

Start: 22nd December 2008
Finish: 30th December 2008
Needles: 2.5 mm Inox DPNs
Yarn: Regia Silk; 55% Merino, 25% polyamide, 20% silk; Colour #091, Lot #29770
Pattern: Boyfriend Socks by Slippedstitch
For: Dr. D

Well, I managed to squeeze in the very last FO of 2008!

I finished the Boyfriend Socks in record time of about a week! Yay! That's quite something for me...but it also means that I have to knit on only one project the whole time. :-p

I'm seeing Dr. D tonight, so he'll be receiving it....he doesn't know yet. ;-)

Boyfriend Socks, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Boyfriend Socks, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

The only modification I made to the pattern was the cuff. Instead of 1x1 rib, I decided to cross the cable the last time and continue in 2x2 rib for another 8 rounds and I used the sewn bind-off (my favourite one now for toe-up socks). The reason for this modification is the fact that I didn't like the abrupt change from 2x2 rib in the pattern to 1x1 rib for the cuff.

Oh, and look at the last photo...I made the perfect short-row heel! Without holes at all. Granted though, short-row heel isn't my favourite. I prefer heel flaps, because for me, that is what makes a hand-knit socks look hand-knitted. ;-)

As for the yarn...yeah, I like the feel of the silk blend. But still, I would prefer the OnLine Silk, because it appears to be smoother and doesn't halo and fuzz like the Regia Silk.

BTW, those are my huge feet and skinny legs. Yeah, I modelled the socks.

Well, that's all for 2008. Wishing you all a great start into 2009!!!


albert's picture

Love the cabeling- hard to imagine doing it on such fine needles! The heel is beautifully done.

teejtc's picture

Wow! Those are awesome!

Grace and peace,

Thomasknits's picture

The boyfriend is lucky...I love the cabling.


crmartin's picture

Beautiful Socks!



RickeScott's picture

Love the socks! Lucky boyfriend.

TomH's picture


rc_in_sd's picture

I love the way you continued the cable into the cuff - great choice!

Happy New Year!