Thursday, October 11, 2007

FO: Baudelaire Socks

I don't know why I didn't start knitting socks sooner. Wool is perfect for my perpetually cold feet, and these are far more comfortable than any other socks I own (except possibly my Jaywalkers).

Here's a shot of the lace pattern on the top of the foot.

And one more look, just because.

This yarn is really fantastic. I have a hard time finding sock yarn that I like, probably because I usually shop at Windsor Button and, much as I love that store, they don't have a great selection of sock yarn. In particular, I have a hard time finding appealing solid colors, which really are the best for intricate lace or cable patterns. Last winter I stopped by A Good Yarn in Brookline and found this yarn - beautiful, solid colors in a skein with more than enough yardage for two socks (very important!) I was so excited, I bought two skeins. The other one is a lovely, deep brown and I'm still looking for the perfect pattern for it.

Pattern: Baudelaire from Knitty, designed by Cookie A.
Yarn: ZwergerGarn Opal
Needles: Addi Turbos, size 2


Anonymous said...

Lovely socks! I love that color too.

Anonymous said...

They are pretty :)

darlene mcleod said...

Oh, very pretty! Nice blue! Baudelaire's seem to always be done in reds and burgundies; it's nice to see that they look equally beautiful in a cool-toned colour as well!

3goodrats said...

Thanks everyone! I'll admit I was tempted to use some shade of red for these, but then realized that makes no sense with my wardrobe and I was just being influenced by all the other pictures I saw.

Mag said...

Excellent! Those are in my queue too. I love your pics, they really show the pattern better than the original pattern pics.

Filambulle said...

lovely indeed!
they may become my next solid-coloured socks to knit.