Socks and a baby blanket

Hi all!  I have a couple FOs to show you today!

I finished another pair of socks the other day:

Pattern: generic 64 stitch cuff-down heel-flap socks with eye-of-partridge heel
Yarn: Lotus Yarns Chakra in colorway Katherine (a lovely brown/pale blue/grey)
Needles:  US2
Started:  Jan 22, 2012
Finished:  March 13, 2012

Close up of heel

The yarn is a sumptuous MCN blend (merino/cashmere/nylon) that feels just lovely on the feet.  It’s a shame the weather is warming up and I won’t be able to wear these very often until fall and winter rolls back around.  Oh well – one more pair to add to my hand-knitted sock drawer is always nice!

My other Finished Object is a baby blanket – the gift knitting I had been working on the last few weeks.  The recipient received it today, so I can go ahead and show it to you!

Pattern: Op Art by Melissa Dominguez (in Knitty Fall 2008)
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK in colors Dusk and Dove Heather
Needles:  (I can’t remember! – I think it was US 6, but I’m not positive.)
Started:  February 18, 2012
Finished:  March 10, 2012
Modifications: none – I knitted the small size listed.  I love this pattern – I had made my sis-in-law a pink and white one for my niece, and it turned out so lovely that I just had to do a blue and grey one for my soon-to-be-here nephew, too.  I can’t wait to meet him!  🙂

So that’s what I’ve finished recently!  Be sure to hop over to Tami’s Amis to see some more finished objects!

Happy Knitting!


About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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6 Responses to Socks and a baby blanket

  1. The Rock Chic says:

    I am totally in love with the way you created the heel

    • 🙂 Thanks so much! It makes for a nice texture on the heel flap.

      • Inocent says:

        I love your beautiful qutlis which I just discovered, and the stash sock idea is a really good one. My own small victory has been finishing one fair isle mitten using a pattern from the 1940s it took a long time and a few attempts to get it right. I’ll perhaps get the second of the pair finished by the time winter comes round again!

    • Martine says:

      I am working on my first-ever pair of alygre socks. They’re a little rough around the edges, but I don’t know if a non-knitter would notice. My back-and-forth stockinette is zigzaggy and my in-the-round stockinette is fine, that is to say straight up and down. I’m using Irish cottage knitting technique, so maybe that’s it?

  2. Your knitting is beautiful, so even and neat.


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