Saturday, January 19, 2008

Evolutionary processes........

The first of the adult size version of the little ribbed socks I did for my son is now completed. This wonderful yarn Chameleon Colorworks Evolution is 100% wool but because of the treatment it receives during processing it loses nearly all of the stretchiness that you expect of 100% wool. The challenge when knitting socks with it is to use a pattern which will compensate for that loss of stretchiness. This pattern I believe does that. I will test knit the second next and write up in a future post for anyone else who wants to have a little silky soft evolutionary sock. :)


This sock is for a UK size 6 foot and is knitted with 3mm needles. As you can see there is enough yarn over to make a bigger sock than I have knitted. I was being cautious with the first skein. The colourway is Peacock and I bought it at Socktopus. I also received Cat Bordhi's new Sock book from Alice this morning. Wow!!! I will be busy for a while reading that...........

9 comments:

Fiona said...

Wow! These are ace!

Sussex Yorkie said...

Lovely socks, look forward to the pattern then I can buy the Figgy Pudding!

Aknita said...

I saw the sewing machine! It's a lovely dishcloth. And is it any wonder we are all so drawn to sock yarn looking at those fabulous colours.

The socks are just stunning Gilraen.

gilraen said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely kind comments :)

Kay said...

Gorgeous colour!

(Also, that book is addictive. Just a warning.)

Maggan said...

They looks great! I like the pattern on the heelflap ;) And I´m sure they´ll be elastic when you knitted in that ribbing.

Piglottie said...

Love your sock. I think I will use mine for mittens :) And Cat Bordhi's book is amazing!

tiennie said...

This is very pretty yarn for the socks!

Peachy said...

That yarn is just gorgeous! And I want that book, too. I fear I'll have to order another batch from Alice, too.