Wednesday, March 20, 2013
FO: Betula (Silver Birch) socks
Yes, I ripped them back to correct the mistake,because my perfectionist streak (the violet one) demanded it!
On one leg, the sets of three "buds" form an upward V and on the other, a downward... um... upside down V.
It is a quirky detail which is either clever or discombobulating, depending on your personality.
But they are not. They are for the gifting pile - hooray!
Pattern: Betula by Rachel Coopey, from Knit Now magazine Issue 7, but now available to buy through Ravelry.
Yarn: Skein Queen Exquisite Twist in "The Man in the Grey Suit" colourway, a yarn club special. It is 80% merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon and has fantastic stitch definition, being lovely and firm and smooth.
One of the prettiest pairs of socks I have ever knitted. The leg is a bit longer than I usually knit, but it has plenty of stretch. I love the twisted stitches and the wide ribbed panel at the front. I will almost certainly knit this pattern again... but I have a couple of other Rachel Coopey patterns at the top of my queue to see to first! :D