Friday, July 25, 2008

You'll Never Believe it! Socks!!!


Pattern: Anastasia by Mintyfresh at Pepperknits
Yarn: Zen String Serendipity Fingering in "Georgia" colorway, 1/2 skein
Needles: Addi Turbo 40" US 1 1/2 circulars
Mods: Ankle-length with 2x2 ribbing for 10 rows

This pattern is a lot of fun, but for some reason I've forgotten how I did it as a full-length last time. Once you go around the entire leg, the pattern needs to change at a couple of points in order to continue without skips. I couldn't do it this time. Oh well - I needed something shorter anyway. ;) This colorway is a lot of fun and the yarn base is great. This was my first time using Zen String's yarns. I am looking forward to finding a good use for the "Dahlia" colorway. I've seen that one done with a Monkey pattern. It looks fabulous, but I'd hate to copy someone. Does someone have a suggestion for a good pattern for the colorway? If you click on the colorway name above, it will bring you to a photo of my stashed skein. I would love to see what suggestions y'all have! Thanks. :)

7 comments:

tiennie said...

Those are so pretty! Love that colorway.

Jasmine said...

You are just cranking those socks out so fast. I haven't been knitting much due to the heat and humidity of the east coast (back now)

Susan said...

Oooh, lovely yarn, lovely colourway and lovely pattern :-D. I'm currently knitting the Toe Up Monkeys and it's a great pattern. Thought about trying those?

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous - love the pattern and the colorway

sheepish one said...

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
i mean seriously, look at all of the chevron scarves knit in fairgrounds and watermelon tourmaline out there! if you love the monkeys, knit the dahlia into monkeys is my advice. what about the slipped stitch rib (charlene schurch) or the diagonal rib socks (ann budd)?

Chelsea said...

Thanks for the recommendations. :) I do like the toe-up Monkeys, Susan. My "Cheeky Monkeys" are the toe-up no purl ones, too. I think that I might think about some of your other suggesetions, too, sheepishone. I like those patterns a lot. Hmmmm... some swatching to do! ;)

Jill L said...

love the socks! You left a comment of my wee skeins socks on SAM 08 and it is kit #1