October 28, 2007
Poppy sock details
Remember the poppy sock? The one which brought back all those childhood memories? It is done, and ready to go to my friend, who will knit it a mate!
Needles: Susan Bates US 0 dpns, set of 5 (these ones).
It's quite a beautiful pattern, isn't it? All about the details: right up my alley!
We start out with the pretty picot cuff, and go on to the swirling lace along the instep.
I love the simple lace patterning on the back of the leg - it's easy to knit, but adds a lot of interest. The eye of partridge heel fits in perfectly with the rest of the sock.
I hope my friend appreciates all these little details as much as I do! I'm quite certain at least the color will be a hit!
A word about the book (since I haven't seen it mentioned too much) - Vogue's Sock Book reminds me of Sensational Knitted Socks, but with much cooler sock patterns. For instance, this pattern is unique and beautiful, and I've already cast on for the gorgeous Bavarian Socks for my grandma!