My Yaacov socks were finished a couple of weeks ago – they really are the most snazzy socks I have ever witnessed 😀
I gave you all the techie details in my last post about them here ->> Anti Summer Knitting Slump Socks so I won’t bore and I’ll get on with the beauty parade …
And another with my feet in them – proving that they fit me!
What? You want a side view?
One minor annoyance was that, after taking great care so that the colour changes would be identical, the yarn decided to throw in a shorter thgth of the bright pink near the toe, making the toes a little different. I’t’s not the end of the world but it tweeks my “matchy-matchy” OCD nerve a little.
So am I pleased with them? Yes!! They were the most tremendous fun to knit and have helped shake off the SKS. The fit is fairly snug and my tension was a tighter on the second sock but not too much so you would notice. I’ll have to be careful not to tumble dry and shrink them! They are very thick compared to normal handknit socks (because of the fairisle).
I’ll now be waiting for a suitable snow day to wear them 🙂
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||Snazzy Yaacov Socks|
|Pattern:||Yaacov from Op-Art socks by Stephanie van der Linden|
|Yarn:||Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic Dégradé|
|Pattern Problems:||Came up small and had to seriously jiggle needle sizes to make them fit my small feet|
|Pattern Modifications:||Changed from 2.25mm needles to 2.75mm for the cuff’s corrugated rib and 2.5mm for the body – probably should have gone larger still as they are snug (and I only have EUR 37 feet!)|
|Washing and Wearing:||Very warm – yet to see how they wash.|
|Knit It Again???:||Possibly – but once is probably enough although another pattern from the book is likely.|
|Difficulty:||4/5 Really quite brain taxing|
|Rating:||3/5 (would have had 5/5 but for the needle size jiggling and fit issues)|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Anti Summer Knitting Slump Socks|