Friday, April 27, 2007

Tofutsie Socks Finished

The Old Bay socks are finished! I called them that in an earlier post because they contain Chitin which is made from shrimp and crab shells. I made these for one of my coworkers, Angie, because she has very narrow feet. When I started them using my regular pattern (Wendy's Toe-Up Socks, thanks Wendy!) I quickly realized that this yarn is so much finer gauge that I didn't cast on enough stitches. Rather than ripping them out I asked if any of my friends have narrow feet and would like a pair of hand-knit socks. Angie's feet were just the right size so I continued on with them, matching her length and ankle size.

This yarn knits up very soft and squishy but it can be a little splitty when using US#0 Knit Picks circulars with their stiletto points. I hope they hold up well for Angie. Don't they look great with jeans?


I used Wendy's Feather and Fan Pattern for the cuffs and finished them off with an inch of 2x2 ribbing. Now it's back to the Lacy Cable Scoop sweater. I'm ready to put the body and the sleeves together and start the yoke.

5 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh how exciting since I saw these socks being born! I like that colorway in F&F. I got to knit a little sample sock for the shop with some Tofutsies the owner got at Camp to test-drive before ordering any. Just posted this on the blog today. I agree it's nice and squooshy. What I had around were US0 Sox Stix and they were blunt enough not to have any splitting. My goodness, you could really hurt yourself with KnitPicks in US0!

Dipsy said...

These socks look so fantastic! I have this pattern on my "To do" list since quite some time but never got around to try my hands at it - but you've certainly inspired me now to do so soon! Very beautiful work, and I love the colorway you chose!

Beck said...

Nice! I recently bought some of this yarn myself so now I have some idea of how it knits up.

Erssie said...

Love the socks. Did you use 2 balls at once to get an overall even colour distribution?

By the way, have just received Brittany dpns and they are wonderfully blunt in comparison but perfectly shaped to work with Tofutsie

Sandy said...

Love the socks! And what a pretty color. :)