Friday, May 30, 2008

More Cranfords - but With a Twist!

Remember these?

Here they are - Cranford socks. I'm feeling very pleased with them too.

Cranford Socks

Yarn: Fyberspates Sock Yarn

Needles: Clover Takumi 2.5mm dpns

The stitch pattern has lent itself very well to a sock pattern. Back when I made my first pair of Cranford Mitts I thought "socks". It is not however an original idea in that although these socks were my idea, when I looked on Ravelry I saw that Rooknits had had the same idea.

Rooknits has done things differently to me and I like her socks very much . However I like a plain foot and so this is what I did.

Cast on 60 sts

Knit 5 rows

Knit 8 pattern repeats of the Horseshoe Pattern from Barbara Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns"

Knit four rows.

Complete as any standard sock pattern. I used the regia one.

NB: I have a size 7 foot and usually cast on 64 sts for a plain sock. I increased four sts evenly on the second knit row after the pattern to get the 64 sts I needed, increasing by m1 as opposed to inc1 as it was much less noticeable that way. If you usually cast on with 60 sts, there is no need to do this, just complete your sock in any way you choose.


ambermoggie said...

wow they are gorgeous:))

RooKnits said...

They look fab with the plain foot too. I love the yarn... I was thinking that I needed some fuschia pink Cranford socks earlier today!

gilraen said...

Clever Joy!! They are lovely :D

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

I think they are just fabulous and the pattern just pops with the yarn. I think I could just sneak in another pair of socks for me ;)

Queen of the froggers said...

I love them. Thank you for knitting them so that I see I have another pattern to put on the list!

Terri said...

Very pretty! Love them:-)

kathryn said...

You've every right to be pleased with them - they're lovely!!

dreamcatcher said...

Gorgeous socks!

Probably Jane said...

Gorgeous - such a clever adaptation!