Sunday, January 6, 2008

Baby Cable Rib Socks

I finished these a while back, but they were a gift so I couldn't post a picture until now. Sorry it's not an action shot, but I wasn't sure the recipient would appreciate me wearing them before giving them to her.

The pattern is from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, which is quite a fantastic sock book. The patterns include instructions for many different sizes, and the book is divided into sections based on the number of stitches in each pattern repeat. For example, the Baby Cable Rib are in the 4-stitch repeat section, along with several other patterns. So you choose the chapter, and follow the pattern, inserting the stitch pattern of your choice. You can potentially make many many pairs of socks from this book of varying construction (cuff-down or toe-up) and level of difficulty.

I used Tofutsies yarn which, if you're not familiar, is made from a blend of wool, cotton, soy, and chitin (which comes from crab and shrimp shells). It's practically a meal. The yarn is a little splitty to work with, but I like it quite a bit anyhow (and got more for Christmas, yay!) The color, which you can't really tell from the picture is a heathered combination of white and pink (or is it lavender?)

They are quite lovely, if I do say so myself, and I'd recommend both the book and the yarn.

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