Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Widdershins are done!

Here they are after a day's happy wearing by me:

I love how they turned out, they're the tidiest socks I've ever made (which isn't saying much I suppose, I've only made four socks so far). But I really enjoyed knitting from the toe up and I like the slip-stitch heel which looks like a cuff down sock. It makes them a little bit subversive I think, outwardly conventional, and only I know they were made differently. Well and you do too now, please don't tell!

I've already started the next pair, in some beautiful Natural Dye Studio BFL sock yarn:

I'm already getting better at the invisible cast on, I use Judy's Magic Cast On and it really is a neat method. This time I'm going to use yarn overs instead of the wrap and turn method, as recommended in a comment from Squeaky, here on my blog, and see if I get on better with that way of hiding short rows. I believe Squeaky actually wrote the Widdershins pattern, so she should know :) Thanks Squeaky!


Squeaky said...

The socks look lovely. Good job!

Yes, I wrote the Widdershins pattern. It's amazing how tricky it can be to write a simple pattern so someone who isn't in my head can understand it. Heck, I don't always know what I did myself, and I was there!

Melissa North said...

Your socks turned out great, maybe it'll inspire me to actually finish a pair of my own, lol