Sunday, March 05, 2006

Luxury is a pair of handknitted cashmere socks


I've finished the hand-dyed socks and here they are, on my feet. They are so soft and silky and extremely warm indeed. When I was knitting the second one, I discovered that I'd misread the pattern so, one way and another, they are totally unique. I guess they will need handwashing, though - it would be shame to felt them into dolly wear after so much has gone into their making! Of course, the next pair of socks has already been started - not cashmere this time, and boy, does the usual sock yarn feel coarse and hard after working with the cashmere! Here is a link for the pattern: http://magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/jaywalker.htm. Not a lot happening here otherwise, got another bug. I don't know where they all come from.

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5 comments:

Carol said...

Snazzy socks Sue, how wonderful to have cashmere socks, I am in awe of anyone knitting with 4 needles,

Sue said...
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Sue said...

Well, thanks - actually, they were knitted on five needles - which somehow seemed easier than knitting on four.

Gill said...

I was reading somewhere about the wisdom of knitting the jaywalkers on five - something to do with the pattern I think. I'm knitting mine on two circs, because I get ladders when I knit on dpns.

Anyway, I am still only half way down the foot of my first sock. Had to take loads out because I spotted a mistake, and once I've spotted one, well you know how it is!

Your cashmere looks lovely, and well worth the bother of handwashing! Very "you".

Liz said...

Well done, Sue. They look lovely and comfortable. Hope you feel better soon.