RamonasGirl's projects
47. Vanilla Trenchcoat socks

RamonasGirl > notebook > projects > 47. Vanilla Trenchcoat socks

Finished
October 18 2016
October 27 2016
Project info
47. Vanilla Trenchcoat socks
Basic Toe-Up Socks With a Heel Flap by Liat Gat
Knitting
Medium
Needles & yarn
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Schachenmayr Regia 3-fädig
41865
Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns in Nanaimo, British Columbia
Turtlepurl Yarns Striped Turtle Toes
in stash
0.65 skeins = 299.3 yards (273.7 meters), 65 grams
Turtlepurl Yarns
Notes

Really looking forward to making a pair of socks again. Black toe with the Regia and excited to use Turtlepurl’s Trenchcoat …

Toe-up, two-at-a-time

Oh boy, I’ve only knit a couple pair of socks and with these went down a needle size. That’s good but I ran into so many problems with the tiny stitches, especially since I knit at night after supper -- i dropped so many black stitches and totally muffed up the short rows on the first sock … spent one entire evening ripping out, desperately trying to re-load stitches on the needle, etc. Lots of wasted time on these ones. BUT, I finally got through the rough spots and am glad I chose vanilla for getting back into sock knitting!

The plan was to make both the toes and heels in black -- after being entirely unable to see what I was doing with the toes, I nixed using black for the heels. I’ll save the black for some stranded knitting.

YARN: I’m very impressed with this yarn. The dyeing is superb. It’s nice and smooth, good feel, nice stretch, a quality yarn and will definitely buy from Turtlepurl again.

PATTERN: This is the third pair I’ve made with this pattern but definitely will use a different vanilla pattern next time (maybe Wendy Johnson’s).

Note to self for future: Instead of Medium, knit the Large / 64-stitch and continue to use US size 1 needle.

viewed 61 times
Finished
October 18 2016
October 27 2016
 
About this pattern
RamonasGirl's star rating
RamonasGirl's difficulty rating
851 projects, in 682 queues
About this yarn
by Schachenmayr Regia
Light Fingering
75% Wool, 25% Nylon
284 yards / 50 grams
RamonasGirl's star rating

314 projects

stashed 278 times

About this yarn
by Turtlepurl Yarns
Fingering
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
460 yards / 100 grams
RamonasGirl's star rating

1955 projects

stashed 2427 times

  • Project created: October 17, 2016
  • Finished: October 28, 2016
  • Updated: December 4, 2016
  • Progress updates: 5 updates