Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Colins Sock KAL

I feel horrible. I started this pair of socks absolutely forever ago when this awesome sockknitter posted "his" pattern on his website. Colins socks are absolutely gorgeous and he has become my sock guru... oh to get mine to be as attractive as his... I am so envious. After starting these, he started a yahoo group KAL and I quietly lurked trying to gain as much info from him as I could. Many have finished their socks and learned how to get a true fitting sock without using a pattern.
Heel 1
Now, I have to say I was able to use his pattern pretty closely as our feet are about the same size. My only problem is a wee little bit of tightness in the arch, which I can adjust next time by starting the gussett just a bit sooner. The toes are gorgeous (I do have a bit of the "ear" problem, which I learned what was wrong thanks to the KAL) and the heel is a breeze.
Heel 2
All I can say is~Thank You Colin!

These were done on size O needles, my standard one at a time on 2 needles. The Yarn is from Elann Sock It To Me! Collection in Harlequin. I loved the yarn, loved the pattern and will probably make my socks like this for a long time to come. Gauge is 9.5 spi and 13 rpi. Wish I were a faster knitter...

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