Monday, October 1, 2007

Autumn Toes

The leaves have started changing color in St. Paul so I thought, why not knit socks to follow the colors of the season?

A few days ago I knit a swatch from Charlene Schurch's book "Sensational Knitted Socks". It's a four-stitch repeat called elongated rib. I liked the springy feel of it, so I ripped it out about two minutes after taking the picture on the left and casted on. (It's Wollmeise yarn, colorway is Spice Market.)

The sock has been decreased approx. 12 stitches from cast-on to the eighth repeat for calf-shaping.
There's about 575 yds/skein, so I'm thinking about knitting longer socks than I usually knit. The German Stockings will certainly trump these for length, though!

Did you happen to see this fantastic new pattern for self-striping yarn?


Emily said...

That elongated rib pattern really compliments that colorway. It's beautiful so far.

Debra said...

Thanks Emily! It's an easy-to-memorize pattern. Perfect for the bus knitting and lively knitting groups.

Mary Lou said...

Nice Debra - great colors. Very autumnal.