Friday, June 08, 2007

Cestari brown socks are done!

The Cestari brown socks are done!

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and up close:

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They are done at least for now. And they count as an FO for purposes of counting FOs and for purposes of starting new stuff. [I'm on a self-imposed 2 for 1 game.] I say for now because I expect to un-cast-off and knit on a wool cuff of some sort to give them more length and some ribby memory. They fit pretty well but have a stretched out big on my ankle look (and feel) shortly after the "putting on".

You may see some little green blips in the pics. It's a semi-permanent lifeline. I'm going to wear and wash them a time or two and see how they feel, and how they wash, and how the brown color holds up (it's Rit dye).

Just for the record:
Yarn: Cestari 2 ply sock yarn in the Timberwolf Gray color, dyed orange, (unsuccessfully) with kool-ade, then brown with Rit dye
There were 59 grams of yarn to start and there are about 15 yards left. The yarn is 75% cotton 25% wool. It feels cottony soft knit up but has very little memory.
Needles: size 1, 2.5 mm Knitpicks circ (32")
Pattern: knit magic loop style toe-up with a knitty Judy's magic cast-on (10 stitches per needle)
k2 p2 rib over the top of the foot and the cuff. With a k4 on both sides of the cuff because of a mis-calculation in the middle back. I'm calling it a design element and repeated it on sock 2.
52 stitches "around"
heel: Wendy's new heel
Special notes: Bound off with a size 7. I usually do a sewn bind-off but that would be next to impossible to un-bind-off so I went with a traditional bind-off on a really big, relatively, needle.
Started in April 2007, finished in June 2007.

more later,


Blogger bookgrump said...

Those look comfy. I like your solution with the lifeline. Very clever! Hopefully you won't need it, but good on you for thinking ahead!

6/08/2007 8:34 PM

Blogger Angeluna said...

Always thinking ahead! These will look great with a totally contrasting ribbing color.

6/08/2007 10:46 PM

Blogger Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Jeri, I've just been gifted a skein each of Timberwolf Gray and Green Heather in this lovely Cestari cotton/wool blend, but each has only 193 yards. Does this mean striped socks or a trip to Online Land? And if so, does buying additional yarn for a project started with a gift count as a new project? I don't think so.

6/17/2007 8:30 AM


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