Thursday, January 3, 2008
I've found this pattern to be a joy to work with. This is somewhat of an experiment in that I've tried, for the first time, working with bamboo.
The pattern itself is easy to memorize. However, I found the finished project to be a bit small for my size 9 feet. Therefore, I lenghtened the foot with an extra repeat and the toe by decreasing to 5 stitches per needle (20 in total).
The socks are beautiful in thier construction and thier colour. I used Ornaghi filati 100% Bamboo in a beautiful pink (colour #11). The yarn has a beautiful sheen to it that adds to the beauty of the Eastonian Cables. I love the process of cables and now have a new trick to add to my bag.
I have one sock completed and working away on its pair. I'll definitely be making more of these in the future in a variety of yarns.