Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Don't go breakin' my heart

I finally finished these socks, which I feel like I've been knitting for ages. I guess that's what becomes of distraction knitting all those cowls and Christmas hats.
But aren't they beauties? The yarn is Malabrigo sock in the Stonechat colourway. This is my second time using this yarn. It is so very thin. I think that contributes to my feeling like it takes forever to knit an inch. I felt like that the first time too. But I must say it's worth it. The socks are really light and thin and yet still very cushy.Cristi's pattern was great to knit too. The repeat is pretty simple and easy to memorise. The pattern stitches are easy to 'read' too. I like the pattern in this colourway. I think I'd also like to knit it in a crazier multicolour too - the slipped and garter stitches really mix up the colours.And here's where my heart broke in two. I got a wee hole on each side, as you can see below. I'm not feeling too bad about that though - I just started another pattern by a much more accomplished knitter than me, and the photos show holes in her sock too.Nice stripes.......Pattern: Breaking Hearts by Cristi Brockway
Yarn: Malabrigo sock in Stonechat
Needle: 2.5mm


Kaye said...

Oh wow, that Stonechat is soooo cool. I swear everytime I see it it looks like a different shade!
Lovely socks!

Zonda said...

I bet they are so soft! Love the socks, hehe and your title ;)

turtlegirl76 said...

Finally! I'm caught up enough to see this! They turned out great! I'll have to show you my trick some time to eliminate those holes.