Greyhounds and Knitting

Or alternatly titled, "Bridget Struggles to Knit Something Other Than Socks and Occasionally Posts Pictures of Her Greyounds"

Saturday, April 28, 2007

trekking xxl socks

These were a really fast knit. They were my first pair of trekking socks and won't be my last. At under $14 they are soft and colorful. I used color 100. I used the stitch pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks "Gentleman's Sock" but that's all I used from the pattern. The needles I used were addi turbo circs size 0 (2mm). I used a short row heel variant from a pattern for Easy Sock (similar to the Sherman Heel). What is great is that there are no holes as compared to the short rows done with the wrap type short rows. I found it through the great resource Lauri B's Toes and Heels. The only thing I would have done differently is make the cuff longer, it seemed plenty long enough but with the shorter heel pulling down the cuff, it was shorter than I planned. If it bothers me a lot I could undo the cast on and add on a repeat.


At 7:39 PM, Blogger JennyRaye said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.....and oh so fun. I've said it before and I'll say it again.....I love me some Trekking socks!!!!

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Li_B said...

Very nice. I could never write fast and socks in the same post!

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Leigh said...

How lovely! I have some Trekking XXL in the stash that needs to be knit... now! :)


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