FO – Not so “brainless” socks

It’s Finished Object friday. In today’s episode I show you some socks in a very nice yarn. But the pattern is far away from brainless.

Not so brainless socks - yarn

A year ago at the Zauberwiese-Meeting I bought this yarn. The turquoise and purple caught my eyes at the table full of wool. But it had to wait until I had a plan for this yarn. In October 2013 I started these socks.

Not so brainless socks - heel

Pattern: Brainless by Yarnissima (free pattern)
Needle size: 2.5mm
Yarn: Zauberwiese Sock yarn (75% merino/ 25% nylon), in “Unikat”

Not so brainless socks - side

Though the pattern is called “brainless” the pattern itself is not at all brainless. I had to reknit the toe three times. I started the toe as I did it so far in every sock pattern: magic cast-on 12sts and increase stitches every other row until the desired stitch count. Not this sock. This toe has already a pattern. After mastering the toe I worked the foot and the rest of the sock. The pattern is written for every section. The last few sentences of the previous step are repeated in the next part. This confused me again and again. More brain was needed than the name called for :-)

The cable on both sides of the foot that opens at the heel and closes at the beginning of the leg is a very nice detail. I really like this heel construction. My only modification is the leg: I continued the pattern instead of ribbing.

Not so brainless socks - cables

Another Zauberwiese-Meetup attendee named Tina finished some socks with the same yarn way earlier than me. She’s a pretty fast sock knitter and has a good feeling for colours. Here she posted her result. And take a look what else she knitted.

How long has your yarn to wait for until it gets used? Are you a hoarder or do you buy yarn for a specific project?

4 Responses

  1. Tina
    | Reply

    Die sind soooo toll geworden – an Toe Ups hab ich mich bisher noch nicht getraut – für mich ist das auch alles andere als Brainless ;-)

    liebe Grüße

    • donnarossa
      | Reply

      Toe-ups sind gar nicht so schwer. Ist nur in die andere Richtung gestrickt, Anders ist nur der Anschlag :-) Generell kann man sagen, dass es ähnlich ist, wie zum Beispiel Pullover von unten oder von oben stricken. Am Ende kommt es nicht darauf an, von wo man beginnt. Aber jeder hat seine Vorlieben. Ich mag Socken von unten und Pullover von oben, damit ich die Teile während dem Stricken auch mal anprobieren kann.

  2. Michelle
    | Reply

    I tend to buy yarn, cast on excitedly, then decide to work on something else and leave the project sitting on waste yarn for a year before actually doing it properly. Does that count as using the yarn straight away?

    • donnarossa
      | Reply

      :-) I rather buy yarn excitedly and wait until the cast on… So far I’ve seen, lately you finished some projects.

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