Sunday, May 11, 2008

Beaded Rib Socks

Or, the Socks that Would Not End.

The socks are nice. (Wish I could say as much for my floors. Ugh!)

I really love this colorway of Tofutsies. It's a combination of off-white, tan, and grey that overall looks very pebbly. I used the Beaded Rib Pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. It's rather similar to the pattern for another pair I made recently, which I think is why this pair felt like it took so long. I just got bored, and it didn't help that my other project is off-white. I need to knit something colorful now!

This is only my second pair of toe-up socks and I think I can definitively say that I don't like that method. Short-row shaping is so awkward and messy, and look how terrible the heel looks:

Definitely not the neat orderly sock heels that I love. No! Big gaps and loose stitches on both sides of both heels. I still like the socks though. I'm wearing them now and they are quite comfy, which I suppose is the most important thing.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you about the short row heels. I'm all about the heel flap. You definitely need to find a bright sock yarn for your neck pair.

3goodrats said...

Luckily, I just went to Webs so I have some lovely colorful sock yarn!

Yoshimi said...

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