Boyfriend Socks...last FO for 2008

Elemmaciltur's picture

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!!!

Comments

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,
`tim

Thomasknits's picture

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

-Thomas

crmartin's picture

Beautiful Socks!

Randy

Randy

RickeScott's picture

Love the socks! Lucky boyfriend.

TomH's picture

Beautiful.

rc_in_sd's picture

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

Happy New Year!