3.23.2008

Fall Embossed Leaves Socks

I finished 'em! And I love them. Okay, so, these are kind of goofy pictures but of all the ones I took they showed off the socks and pattern the best.

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I'm happy with how the contrasting colored toes, heels and cuffs worked out.

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My comments on this pattern/project: First off, make sure you cast on loosely!! This is crucial, trust me. I used one size larger needle for this too.

Also, I did fewer rows of the ribbing to shorten that a bit, and I also did one less repeat of the pattern stitch (in the leg) since I was finding them too long for me. This length is perfect.

Specs on this project:

Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks from Favorite Socks
Needles used: Size 2 DPNs
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Solid
Color: Pumpkin, Burgundy and Cocoa
Started: 9/12/07
Finished: 3/22/08

10 comments:

gypsyknits said...

WOW! I love them. I like the color contrast. Good job! Happy Easter!

Dee said...

Very pretty. I love that pattern.

Nell said...

Very, very nice! I cast on too tight the first time too.

piddleloop.com said...

oooh so pretty you know i love me some nice orange!

Knitting Kris said...

Oooh, I love these socks - I like the color changes! Very fallish!
Good for you for finishing a pair!

peaknits said...

They are awesome! Great job getting them off the needles and on your feet! Your modifications are perfect!

Lynn said...

Those are lovely!
I really like the heel/toe/cuffs. :)

soon I'll have my pair done!

castingaway said...

The socks are terrific! I'm sure you are glad to have them off the needle and able to move onto the next project.

camillaknits said...

I *heart* hotchpotch socks! The burgundy and red are striking, and the cocoa...mmmm, cocoa. Gotta go make myself some, as it's a little colder and overcast today. Congrats on finished 'leaves, fer yer feet' socks. What's on needles now? C

Carrie K said...

I love the colors you did them in! So cute.