Thursday, October 19, 2006

Aran Braid/Mystery Socks Complete Plus Little Ones

Finally my aran braid socks for the Mystery Sock KAL are finished. It rained yesterday, so I had to settle for natural light pictures in my front window. However, I didn't get this post made this morning like I planned, so I ended up getting outside to take some like I originally planned.

Aran Braid Socks for the Mystery Sock KAL

started approx Sept 22/06

finished Oct 17/06

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Gold Hill

2.75mm dpns

No real pattern changes done, either. It was my first time doing a heel with garter stitch on the edges, and also the heel is a "waffle" kind of heel. I like it but think it would show better with a solid or mostly-solid yarn. (Same with the cables. I had this yarn, and it wasn't earmarked for anything in particular like most of the other sock yarn in my stash.) It was also my first time using the LLSS, which is thin but knits up nicely and feels nice as well. I had enough left over to make some plain old 3x2 rib socks for the Little Feet in the household.

40 sts on 2.75mm dpns

3x2 rib for 40 rows

standard heel flap/turn done over 20 sts

pick up 13 sts each side for gusset

decrease gusset by 2 sts every second row to original 40sts

40 rows total stockinette sole/3x2 rib top from the gusset pick-up row

standard toe stockinette 4 st decrease every second round til 16sts

graft toe

Fits child size 3-4 years. (He wears size 11 sneakers.)

Lastly I'll leave you with a couple of close-up shots of some funky mushrooms growing around my yard.

Happy Knitting!


Anonymous Pat said...

Your Aran Braid socks are really pretty! I love that you had enough for a matching child's pair. That's what I should do because I ALWAYS have plenty of leftover yarn.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Your Aran Braid socks are beautiful! I think they look very nice in the yarn you used. I'm inspired.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

I love the Aran Braid socks, and that's a great color of Lorna's. And, WOW, you have a mountain of mushrooms out there.

Have a great weekend!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Lexa, those Aran Braid socks are really well done, and I love the Little Feet socks :0)

I really like that colourway of Lorna's.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the Aran Braid socks! They turned out great!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

I love the aran braid, and I think it shows up well in that color. I agree that the heel stitch is too fine for the colorway. Still, they are GORGEOUS socks! And those little socks are mighty cute too.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Awesome socks - they look warm . . . it's so cold up here I wear warm socks all the time. Interesting mushroom growth you have there too!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Fabulous Aran Braids!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

Oh ... lovely socks! And the rich colour is beautiful. When I read the name of the socks, I thought it was the KnitPicks pattern ... so very excited to find that it is a free pattern.
And the mushrooms are really cute ... and look delicious.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh my gosh, these socks are amazing!!! These are definitely the most beautiful ones I've seen for long, and I'm not exaggerating here! That pattern is so pretty, the braids are as well, and the yarn you chose to work with is - well, just perfect for this time of year! You did a really great job with these, congrats, my friend!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Queen Frogger said...

What beautiful socks and the yarn is a lovely colour!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Joni said...

Your Aran Braid socks are gorgeous. Isn't it a fun pattern? I was endlessly amused by the braid when knitting mine. I love the way the variegated yarn played along with the patterning in your socks.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Lovely socks!! Crazy mushrooms!!!

8:36 AM  

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