One of last year's good knitting resolutions was to knit my Christmas gifts earlier this year, to avoid unnecessary last-minute stress.... This year, I only knitted one single gift, and it was ready (blocked and dry) just a few hours before Christmas Eve....I have to rethink the Christmas knitted gift planning.....
Yarn: Fleece Artist, Trail Socks (Grey)
|Don't you think my ribbing looks much more better than before?|
Size: European 44.5/Men US 10.5
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular, 80 cm, 2.5 mm.
Mods: As I hadn't my copy of "Knitting Vintage Socks" at the moment I began these, I simply casted-on 72 sts, worked 20 rows of ribbing, then alternated 10 rows of P2, K2, with 10 rows of K2, P2. No decreases for the leg, a longer heel flap and that's it!
About the Pattern: This pattern is wonderful to knit! Very easy, but not boring at all even if you knit very big socks. It's also very stretchy and is a perfect gift when you are not sure about the size of the recipient. It's also unisex (I'm planning to knit some for me). It's my new favorite go-to sock pattern! Actually, it's such a nice pattern that I immediately casted-on for another pair.
The followings are my January Socks:
Yarn: Regia Design Line by Erika Knight, (06453)
Size, Needles, Mods: Same as for the first time. Just added one more pattern repeat on the leg part.
About the Yarn: Well, I must admit I'm pretty impressed with Regia sock yarn. It knits up nicely and easily, softens a lot after the first wash (machine washed! yay!). It seems very durable too because Regia Sock Yarns are guaranteed 10 years!!! Now, I'm not a big fan of multi colorways, and this pattern wasn't probably the best choice for this yarn. Fortunately, my Dad doesn't seem to care about that, and is just happy that I knitted something for him. I already bought yarn for the next pairs of socks. It's Regia again, but in solid manly colors. I hope he'll like them!
PS: These socks were casted-on a few days before 2012, but as I finished them in January, I guess it counts as the first 2012 pair of socks.