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FO: My First Socks, Seriously

Yarn: Koigu Wool Designs :: Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) [P 861-2] : 437yds/400m
Needles: Knit Picks Nickel Plated DPNs ::  US2/2.75mm
Start: 27 January 2009
Finish: 12 February 2009
Made for: Me
Pattern: Just a plain vanilla sock, created with the help of Sensational Knitted Socks

Project Notes:

It’s official.  I have finally finished my first pair of socks!!  This project just flew off the needles.  It feels great.  So great, in fact, that I may now be addicted to sock knitting…

I think that the reasons this project went so quickly are three fold:

  1. The yarn:  I am absolutely smitten with these colors.  Aren’t they wonderful?!

  1. The pattern:  Just a plain stockinette sock with a lovely eye of partridge heel.  They didn’t involve much thinking during the majority of the construction.
  2. They’re socks:  I feel like you just can’t help but be obsessed with sock knitting once you get started in earnest.  Maybe I’m wrong, but probably not…

I used the basic construction from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks for the Four-Stitch Ribbing Patterns for a slightly smaller size than was suggested for my foot size.  I also substituted an eye of partridge heel for the slip stitch ridge heel of the pattern simply because I thought it looked nicer with the variegation of the yarn.  Let’s have a closer look at that stunning heel:

Overall, I am very pleased with my lovely hand knit socks.  They feel wonderful on my feet and I absolutely love looking at them.  Really, it’s more like staring in mesmerization.  Now I just have to knit many, many more socks so I won’t be as nervous to wear these lovely socks.  It shouldn’t be too difficult…