Sunday, February 21, 2010

i'm a ravelympic winner !

last saturday, i started my ravelympic knitting project ... a pair of socks called "green apple newton socks" by a fellow raveler that goes by the name stefanina. she's a fabulous designer, and her blogger profile says she's located in switzerland, and her blog is in french. anyhoo, she's pretty active on ravelry. she also offers many free sock patterns, and they're all gorgeous.

i picked this one for my knitting olympic challenge for team tufty (the ska ravelympic team).

i love gansey inspired patterns !

i used kroy sock yarn, in a colorway called muslin. i used up almost every last bit too. kroy is a bit heavier than most fingering wt, thus is only 166 yds/50 grams. i'd almost swear it's sport wt. nevertheless, i knitted them on size 2.5mm needles with 60 sts, and got a very good fitting sock.

i did modify her pattern by switching it from toe up to cuff down. as much as i try to embrace the toe up, it's just not my preference. also, she uses a short row heel, again, not my preference, so i used a heelflap. to get the design to look the same, i simply flipped the chart upside down. tah-dah!

i'm wearing them now (today is one of my "dirty days" ... ie: i put them on yesterday to model them for the picture. well, they got dirty on the bottom from the dirty porch. so, i left them on. it's sunday afternoon now, and i'm still wearing them). we all have days/weekends like that, right?


pendie said...

Gorgeous socks! Thanks for posting about Stephanina-her designs are amazing. I can't wait to cast on one of her patterns

Hepsi said...

Lovely socks!

Esoteric Knitter said...

congrats on the win!! And definitely a nice pair!

Rainy Daisy said...

Oh my, yes, the dirty days...all too often, in fact.

Congrats on the win - you deserve it!