Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Twin Rib Socks

I've got to say that this carpool knitting has been really productive for me so far. This is the third or fourth pair I've finished since I started sharing a ride to work. And I've got the next pair started. I haven't made a huge dent in the sock yarn stash yet - but I'm hoping to by the end of the year.

I like how these socks turned out. I use a sock yarn that is a blend of wool, polymide, and silk. The silk makes up 20% of the yarn, but seems to make a noticeable difference. The yarn is soft and smooth. There is nothing at all rough feeling about the fabric. Although at about $10 a ball (you need two for a pair), it isn't cheap. I think the socks ended up kind of short. I did save a little yarn to make a blanket square, but it wouldn't have made a huge difference in the length of the socks.

I liked the ribibng pattern too. It added some texture and interest, but best of all it was very easy. It's based on a 3x3 ribbing with a two row repeat. I'll definitely use it again. Although I am big fan of ribbing on socks. I think it is very forgiving and makes a comfortable sock.

Project Info
Stitch Pattern: Twin Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Regis Silk Color; color 188; two skeins 50 grams each
Needles: addi TURBO Needles - US# 1.5 (2.5 mm)
Notes: toe up on 2 circular needles; short row toe and heel

10 comments:

Bezzie said...

You won't need to turn the heat on in the carpool come wintertime! Your feet will be toasty!

mom said...

Those truly do match your shopping bag that you made while you were here. You'll have so many socks by cold weather.

elizabeth said...

And carpooling is good for the environment too! Yay you!

Julie said...

Kinda makes me wish I worked further than three miles away from home :-)

Nice socks!

Zonda said...

Love the socks! Go you on the carpoolknitting!

turtlegirl76 said...

Those socks are fantastic! Love how they knitted up. The square looks just as cool!

Batty said...

Those are amazing! I can't believe you managed to match the stripes so exactly.

Anonymous said...

I really like those socks, great colors. Wow you are an amazing knitter.

Your HHH spoiler. LOL.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those are gorgeous!! Yay for carpool knitting!! (just spending one day with my best friend here in Portland I've already made significant progress on my sock because she's driving everywhere! lucky me!).

Esoteric Knitter said...

ooohh nice! I think I need to get me some. :)