Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The gulls are flying!

Yes, the Flying Gull socks are finished. And I have to say, I love them! They fit perfectly and are just the right height for me. And they are soft and airy while still being warm and toasty. Yes, I'm definitely pleased.

So now I only have two pairs of socks OTN instead of three. Progress!


Specs:

Yarn: ShiBui Sock in the Sky colorway

Needles: US size 2 (2.75mm) Crystal Palace 6" bamboo -- these are now my favorite sock needles

Pattern: My basic sock with my own adaptation of the Gull Lace pattern in The Knitter's Almanac. The repeat on the pattern didn't quite fit the stitch count I needed, so I added a set of tw0-stitch twists on either side, which splits at the gusset. The heel is done in the Eye of Peacock stitch and blends really well with the lace.

For a first try at adapting a generic stitch pattern to my standard sock template, I think it came out very, very well.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Lovely! I haven't heard of that yarn before, but now I think I'll have to check it out.

Sheila said...

Really pretty socks. I love the pattern and the color is splendid.

yvonnep said...

They look really great. Had to grin about your 'now' favorite sock needles. Mine are the steel hiya hiya on 'now'.

Dee said...

Very pretty- I love the lacy look.

Dawn Sellers said...

These are beautiful, love the color and great job on the patterns. I'm with you - those size 2 crystal palace bamboo needles can't be beat in my opinion.

Natalie said...

Beautiful. Love the color

Judy said...

Very nice! Love the color. I have some Shibui in my stash now, just waiting to be knit into something lovely.

Bobbie said...

I am in serious luv with that color! As soon as this yarn diet is over, I'm hightailing it to Knit-Purl to stock up on ShiBui . . . .

Monika said...

Great job! Your socks look really great!

MonicaPDX said...

Oh yes, pretty pretty. The lace and color combine beautifully!

tekopp said...

I love these socks (I seem to be saying that a lot these days with all the pretty socks around) :). The thing I wondered about is the Eye of Peacock, where can I find the pattern? Never heard of it before, and that intrigues me :)