It's been so long since I've updated Knitbloglandia with the many, many socks I've been knitting I think the time has come!
So as not to innudate my readers (the shock of frequent posting could kill the few that are left, hehe) I'll share them over the next few weeks, 2 at a time....
Then as an added bonus, y'all can look forward to some regular kitteh beefcake too!
And so we begin:
Yarn: 2.5 skeins Heirloom Argyle in Burgundy Heather (LOVELY YARN!)
Needles: 32" US #1 (2.25mm) addi turbo for foot, US #1.5 (2.5mm) for last pattern repeat on leg and for tubular bind off, magic loop
Mods/Notes: Used Turkish cast on to start. Changed yo SR heel to flap heel modified from the July SKA Mystery Sock
Even tho these were knit for a man's size 13!! they were a fun knit that went very quickly! The yarn is rugged but soft enough for next to skin wear and very handsome. This pattern had been in my queue forever but for some reason I was intimidated - needlessly so and I'm sorry I waited so long! They were a very enjoyable knit and made a really sharp looking sock!
Pattern: Elise by Jaimi Allen
Yarn: Tempted Glam Girl in the Concubine colorway :)
Needles: US #1 (2.25mm) KP nickel 32" circ, magic loop
#13 steel crochet hook
32 size 8/0 crystal silver lined seed beads
Notes/Mods: Knit these toe up so I could use every inch of this pretty, pretty yarn! You can't see it from the pics but there is a sterling silver thread running thru the yarn which is why I called them "Disco Elise" :)
Cast on using the Turkish cast on of course!
The pattern is nice and stretchy but hugs the leg nicely.
I again used a modified version of the July Mystery Sock flap heel but added the eye of partridge stitch.
I added a row of silver crystal 8/0 seed beads to the last row before starting the picot edge to bring out the silver in the yarn and make them even more disco-y.
I used a picot hem rather than any ribbing to keep the very feminine look.
Here's a close up of the picot hem, the beads and the silver thread in the yarn:
Very enjoyable socks and the proceeds went to a very good cause so the socks were full of win!
Ok, that ends our sock update portion, now for the kitteh beefcake!!
Even asleep he's so studly, isn't he? See ya next week with sock update part 2!