Embossed Leaves Socks
I wrote before about the cast-on and cuffs and needle sizes for the Embossed Leaves Socks I was making for Lorri to give her as a gift.
Well, done and done, and now they can be shown.
I happened to have this lovely green ribbon, and presented them thusly. She seemed pleased.
The drinking glass models the leg of the first sock.
I'm trying to show off the cool cast-on for this sock, but I'm afraid this photo only gets part-way there.
Here are the heels. This is probably closer to the true color, also. I only just noticed that hole by the gusset and heel flap. Oops! This is not the pattern heel, BTW.
On Lorri's feet.
And those cool toes.
Yarn by All Things Heather. A bit underspun, it seemed to me. Nicely dyed if you like green, which fortunately Lorri does.
Needles: KnitPicks 2.5 mm, 2.75 mm, and 3.0 mm. This is the newest one of my many oddities, multiple needle sizes for a single pair of socks. No doubt 2 sizes would be enough for any normal person. The ribbing is on the 3.0 (or you could just do non-twisted ribbing), the first repeat or so is on the 2.75, and the rest on the 2.5.
Mods: I used the pattern cast-on, which I blathered about at great length here, then went down to smaller needles since I like my socks snug. I didn't use the pattern heel, but what is becoming my standard eye-of-partridge heel flap. I used the pattern toes, but didn't decrease to quite what the pattern called for, since so few stitches always makes weird pointy toes for me. Oh, yes, I made the stems of the leaves with Ktbl to give a bit more definition to them. I think this worked well, although I'm not sure you can see in the pix.
Time: I can't say, since between sock one and sock 2 I knit another sock.
Again? Maybe, but all in all I prefer the Waving Lace Socks. Also, I think I'd try to jigger the pattern to have fewer purl stitches if I did these again.
But that's just me.