Thursday, August 31, 2006

Calla Lily Socks, Start to Finish

I was so excited to see this beautiful package arrive in June. Sundara pays attention to every detail. The yarn wound up enticingly, and pretty soon, I had a finished pair of socks! I can't wait to get started on the next pair....

I decided to knit the pattern exactly as presented in order to try some new techniques. I really like this heel - it seems to cup my heel better than a standard heel flap. I love the way the purl seam stitch continues down the heel flap. And I think I like the star toe (am reserving final decision until I wear these).

I don't love the reverse stockinette cuff-ette, though - it is tight and tends to roll. I think I will add some ribbing to my next Petals socks even though the pattern does not call for it. Does anyone else have ideas about the cuff?


Blogger KarenK said...

It's not too late to add a cuff to your Calla Lilies! It does involve surgery, though, which means snipping into and removing that first cast-on row, picking up the loose stitches on a smaller needle, then knitting a ribbed cuff, making it as long as you wish.

4:17 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

I like your "presentation" of the project. cute. I don't mind the roll, its a look.

12:03 PM  
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6:20 PM  
Blogger Janelle said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Karen. I think I'll wear the socks a few times before making the final call on whether to do surgery. I haven't done it before and am a little nervous. But you're right, it should be possible, and the "jog" shouldn't be noticeable, either. I just may do it!

11:48 AM  

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