Friday, February 02, 2007

Posh Socks

Posh Yarn Toe Up Socks
Pattern: Self-designed from different sources - Magic Cast On Toe, Peasant Heel
Yarn: Posh Yarns Lucia in Passionate (From Pick Up Sticks Sock Club)
Needles: Inox 2.5mm (US 1)
Start:January 25, 2007
End: January 31, 2007
Comments: I really wasn't sure this day would ever come. The day I would post about a successfully completed pair of toe-up socks. But here I am, telling you all that the Posh Toe Up Socks are done! Hooray! First of all, the yarn was lovely to knit. It is a wool/cashmere blend and it is just so soft and spongy. The colors are deeply saturated and it knit up with no pooling. Very pleasant knitting experience.

As for the toe-up success I couldn't be happier. I am definitely going to be doing the peasant heel again and I have a feeling it will replace my default heel flap heel as my favorite. The fit is terrific and I just love how easy it is. Plus it looks great! And I never have to worry about running out of yarn. Can you tell I love this heel? :)

I've already cast on for my next pair. This yarn is the Duet sock yarn I got from A Swell Yarn Shop. (It sells out really quickly, so, if you are interested, I suggest you sign up for their newsletter to get advance notice). The sock is being displayed by Kilby who always takes a strong interest in my knitting activities.

I'm knitting this on my trusty Inox 2.5mm double points and I am getting a gauge of just shy of 7 stitches per inch. It's a very plump yarn and it's knitting up quickly. I started this sock late Wednesday night and I'm already a few inches past where the heel will go. I added a little to the circumference, but other than that I'm following the pattern that was sent with the yarn. I see more of these socks in my future (if I can get my hands on more of this yarn!).


Liz said...

Kilby is so cute! I went to Swell Yarn Wed. night after you and Lynae showed me that Duet, but they didn't have any colors that I liked, I'll sign up for the newsletter as suggested. And I love the new sidebar entry about where you purchase your yarn!

Lynae said...

So after seeing yours, I want to cast mine on too. I love how the white it showing up in a cool spiral!

Kim in Oregon said...

Congrats on the new socks!

I got the Thirteenth Something today from the library (finally). Have a bit of a headache but plan to start on it!

Kathy said...

Congrats Alyssa. Nothing can confuse you for very long! Great toe ups.

Love the Knit up on the new sock colorway. Will check out their site. Thanks

Janna said...

I can tell that Kilby is SO helpful! And thanks for the information about the peasant heel. I seem to be short-row challenged, so don't enjoy toe up socks, but I'm pretty sure I could do a peasant heel.