Note **my mum's** very swollen ankle - and how the sock still fits! Yay!!!!
Yarn source:Opitec UK
Pattern: Snake Skin Socks from the Six Sox yahoo group (August/September sock)
Size: 72 stitches (largest size)
Recipient: My mum
Needles: Set of 5 2.5 mm double pointed birch.
Toe/heel/cuff: Short row/reverse flap and gusset/A 2/2 rib, then 1 row 1/1 rib and sewn (grafted) cast off/bind off.
Modifications: Worked them toe-up using these instructions from the Socknitters website.
Aaaaaaand relax .... I don't know just how long they took me (feel free to search if you want), but I'm now just one pair of socks behind the knit along now! I'm casting on for the "Iris Garden" pair today.
Technorati tags: yarn; knitting; socks; SixSox; Regia
They look great!By javede, at Sunday, 19 November, 2006
How is the Regia silk yarn? I'm thinking about buying some to knit my mum socks, but am not sure. Is it very slippery on the needles?
Also, I hope your ankle is ok!
Wow they look good:) Hope your ankle is better soon. I guess if I could get the hang of knitting socks as opposed to frogging socks these would be ideal for my muchly swollen ankles. Ah well one day maybeBy ambermoggie, at Sunday, 19 November, 2006
amber in scotland
Thanks for the comments - the ankle belongs to my mum actually, and that's how it get by the end of the day :(By AmyP, at Sunday, 19 November, 2006
The Regia Silk is really soft and is kind of slippery - hence the birch needles!
The socks look great! I'm sure your mum will love them. Are the Iris Garden socks the ones with the colorwork and using the Turkish cast-on?By Wanda, at Sunday, 19 November, 2006
Ouch your poor mum's ankles. The socks look great and the fit is perfect!!! I keep reading 'Irish' Garden!! It must be my convict heritage!!! (Pulls forelock, wears arrow prison clothing then throws off colonial chains!!!)By 2paw, at Sunday, 19 November, 2006
The socks look great. I hope your Mom's ankle is ok =(By Aprilynne, at Monday, 20 November, 2006
They look lovely! I must cast om for my Iris Garden socks - but I keep changing my mind about what colourway to use :-)By janine, at Monday, 20 November, 2006
They match my ankles !By Emma, at Monday, 20 November, 2006
Those are lovely socks. I'm sure your mum loves them and will wear them a lot. They look great.
Will the pattern be released to non group members at a later date ?
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