1/2 DYO FO

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The above photo is 1/2 of a Finished Object, which is a pair of Design Your Own socks.  I finished this one today.  I am really really happy with it.  It turned out to be exactly what I wanted, but couldn’t find a pattern for, so I just made them up.

Here are some details to begin with.  When I make the second sock I will take photos along the way and write everything down into a pattern you can follow.

Yarn used: KnitPicks Risata (42% Cotton, 39% Superwash Merino Wool, 13% Polyamide, 6% Elite Elastic)
Construction:  toe-up, using my own toe design, left and right footed socks
Cast on:  60 stitches total
Needles: 2.25 mm, 2 circulars
Stitch pattern:  Italian Chain Rib, which can be found in Barbara Walkers first stitch dictionary, and also is in Charlene Schurch’s More Sensational Knitted Socks
Gussets: reverse Stockinette stitch
Heel turn:  wrap-less short rows
Heel flap: k1, sl1 on right side, purl all stitches on wrong side
Finishing:  k1, p1 rib for a few rounds, then k1tog, yo for 1 round, then k1, p1 rib for a few rounds, making a nice picot hem which was stitched down on the inside

They are really stretchy to fit my duck feet (see photo above) and lots of sizes of feet.

I have to tell you, I love love LOVE this yarn.  Unfortunately they don’t ship it to Europe so I’m afraid I’m going to have to buy some and have it sent to my mom for pick up in October.  It is really nice to work with, it looks great and feels great.  It’s much better than the other KnitPicks yarn I’ve used.  Highly recommended.

Stay tuned for the full pattern coming soon!

3 thoughts on “1/2 DYO FO

  1. louise July 26, 2009 / 20:08

    Love,love, love those socks (or should it just be ‘that sock’?)

  2. Cybèle July 27, 2009 / 23:16

    Love the sock, love the shoes!

  3. Tobey July 28, 2009 / 17:23

    Great Sock, can’t wait for the pattern and the second one. I love your gusset – the design gives such a finished look to the finished project.

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