Welting Fantastic Socks (2010)
|Pattern: Usual sock hybrid
Yarn: Pagewood Farm Chugiak, (approx 420 yds)
Method: Hand knitting
Completed: June 8 2010.
These are my standard socks — toe up, following Wendy’s Toe-Up pattern, and Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed Arch expansion/plain heel. I used Barbara Walker’s “Welting Fantastic” pattern (from “A Treasury of Knitting Patterns“) for the ankle, done on a multiple of 10 stitches. I chose this to get some rippling into the pattern, breaking up the yarn striping.
I was astonished to run out of yarn before completing the second sock! There are 450yds per skein of this yarn; I usually use less than 300 for a pair of socks for myself, and these were not shaping up to be unusually tall. I must have been knitting much more densely than usual.