Thursday, February 21, 2013

Think pink Twink

In an effort to ensure Miss Kitty Cup stays safely on my desk in the future, I've cast on a pair of socks in Rose Quartz Twinkle Cat for my scoundrel coworker.

I've chosen the February Lady socks, because with all the other projects on the go (I've totally blown my resolution about keeping my WIPs under control), I really needed something lacy. It's also one from my queue, so at least I'm making progress on that goal.

When I first looked at the pattern, I was a little dubious. For the largest size, it only had 56 stitches. Now I have narrow feet, so I normally do 60 stitches for my socks - the recipient has normal feet and I'm thinking there's no way this is going to work.  But I figured I'd give it a whirl and see how it went.

That was the right decision because boy does this lace pattern stretch! I'm glad I avoided the temptation to add another repeat or two.

I think this would be a good pattern for a begining lace sock knitter - the lace repeat is only 7 stitches wide, and four rows deep - two of which are full knit rows. It's very easy to memorize - and it's just flying. Time to start the heel!

7 comments:

Sava said...

I'm definitely casting on a pair of these! I've been wanting to branch out my sock knitting into lace but haven't found a pattern that really captured my interest until now!

Rachelle said...

They're pretty. I'm finding my current sock is smaller than expected, despite being 72 stitches it seems my tension on 2.5mm is different from the expected tension on the Business Casual sock (every other 2.5mm sock I've made my tension is exactly what is required), BC has a different requirement. At this point I think it's going to fit me perfectly, but way too tight on Dh.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Pretty pattern, pretty yarn. I'm not sure I approve of giving into the hostage-taker's demands though!

Nancy Kay said...

Ooooh, those pink socks are sooooo pretty. I might have to check into making this pattern.

Araignee said...

I had the EXACT same dilemma this morning. I cast on a sock using your Undine pattern and I was so tempted to frog it after about an inch and start again on larger needles as it looked so small. I am happy I was too lazy to get up and get the other needles because now that I have about 4 inches, they are perfect. Of course I have a blog post coming up about my adventure in a few days.
Love yours btw....

lexa said...

Very nice! Love the color! (And added that pattern to my already too long queue! lol)

Samantha said...

Pretty.

I'm doing well keeping my resolution! YAY me! You've still got 10 months to keep it. LOL