Monday, March 22, 2010

FO: Kalajoki socks

My first pair of socks for 2010. (I can't really count the Mulled Wine socks, considering they were begun in 2008!)
And some serious spring sunshine!


Kalajoki socks from a free pattern on Ravelry here. I used Socks That Rock mediumweight in the Lucy colour and size 2.75mm dpns.
There are only 54 stitches round these socks, and a lot of those are plain knitting, so a quick project.
I really like the twisted rib "river".
This is my first outing with Socks That Rock and I can see what all the fuss is about - or was, before Wollmeise became the "hot" sock yarn! It's a lovely firm twist, beautifully dyed. Fabulous to highlight twisted stitches.
I was really happy to see it forming stripes as I knitted - there is only one "pool" on each sock and they are pretty much identical.
I have a LOT of yarn left over. I could have made these at least 4 inches longer.
I love the yarn and the pattern and the finished socks - woo hoo!


mooncalf said...

They are excellent socks. I love the subtle waves and I think the natural blue-brown colour scheme works really well with the organic, natural design - reminds me of ripples on the beach and rock pools.

RooKnits said...

I do love this pattern! I've always been a bit disappointed with STR - the colours on two of the pairs I knitted have faded significantly :o( Fingers crossed yours don't.