Thursday, October 22, 2009
Self-Striping Mirror Socks
I've started on a pair of socks for myself. This will be the first pair of socks I will have ever made for myself, plus my first project reading from a chart. The pattern can be found here if you have a Ravelry account.
I'm using Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight yarn in color number 8-Saffron. I am using smaller size 1 DPN's instead of the size 0 called for.
So far I am pretty pleased with the way this is turning out. I was worried that the striping yarn would look messy with all the variations in the pattern. I think it would have been messy looking if this yarn were a self-patterning yarn, instead of self-striping. The chart is pretty easy and the instructions seem pretty clear so far. I also had to learn a new way of casting on for these socks. Which was nice, since it is always nice to learn something new! These socks called for a Turkish cast-on. I used this tutorial for my casting on, but used DPN's instead of two circulars. I got through the cast-on to increasing stitches and ended up dropping a few stitches. Which meant I had to start all over again, because I had irreparably dropped them. Oh well, it's always something!