Pat's Knitting and Quilting
December 27, 2011
I have been in Family Land for awhile, but am back with some pretty handspun socks.
I spun a regular 3 ply light fingering weight yarn and ended up with 640 yards/104 grams - wowza :)
There are more fiber/bobbin/yarn pictures on Ravelry - I went overboard!
Pattern: made up by me - I wanted them to have a feminine touch since the yarn was quite dark, so I dug out my Knitting on the Edge and decided on Arbor Lace (page 81) followed by repeating rows 9 and 10 for 2" - purled one round and from there just made regular stockinette socks. I doubled the yarn for the heel flap and heel turn to make it heavy duty and hopefully eliminate future heel holes. I planned to do the same for the toes but forgot - ooops - not redoing them now!
I used exactly 52 grams for these socks - leaving 52 more grams for another project - probably some colorwork mittens.