Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Autumn Lace

I've had this gifted yarn since Christmas. When I saw the Autumn Lace title in Six Sox KAL, this yarn (with the many colors of fall) came to mind.

This Unknown Yarn screamed - "Pick me to be made into those socks!" I just know you know what I'm talking about.

This pair is knit with a shorter leg than the patterns suggested knitting of 8 inches. I also knit the picot hem with a size smaller needle than the gauge needle. It flares out less that way.

The selfish side of me is knitting them for me. :)


CraftyGryphon said...

Well, if you're making a pair for your ex, you CERTAINLY should make a pair for yourself!

(Love the colorway. Too bad it's Mystery Yarn - I'd try to find some, too!)

Scarlett said...

I like that yarn, how do you do a picot start.


Susan said...

Do you think it might be Araucania Ranco Multi? Does it feel like an all-wool sock yarn? (And does it felt? The Araucania felts like crazy...)

Either way, it looks lovely with the pattern!

N. Maria said...

Hi Susan - I have a feeling it will definitely felt. Thank you for mentioning that possibility. I've learned from you that when in doubt, handwash! :)
I emailed Miss Scarlett privately about the picot start. ;)
Miss Craftygryphon - If I ever find out about the Mystery Yarn, I will let you know. The colors are just beautiful! PS~My ex was a very nice man and he's so very happy with his wife of almost 18 years.
Thank you for the lovely comments!

tmcknit said...

Dang - the yarn is beautiful. And in reply to the fact that you're knitting them for yourself, as my grandma used to say........"who better than I".

Kris said...

I love that yarn it is lovely! Everybody needs good hand knitted socks, even the knitter :).

Vtknitboy said...

beautiful yarn! love the colors. and you SHOULD make them for you! you go, girl! ; )