Merino Lace Socks FO

Love love love these socks!

Pattern: Merino Lace Socks
Designer: Anne Woodbury
Source: Interweave Knits "Favourite Socks"
Yarn: Schachenmayer Regia Nordic Color
Colour: 5517
Needles: 2.5mm Bamboo dpns
Start: April 14, 2010 Finish April 20, 2011
Modifications: None

'Love the combination of yarn and pattern. The centre motif  reminds me of a ripe stalk of wheat and the colour fully reinforces that impression. (Number One Son thinks the centre motif looks like scales, making the overall impression more snake like than wheaten. I prefer my view but now that I know his I'm finding it hard to get that out of my head.)

I also like the fact the colour variegation adds interest and depth to the pattern without obscuring it.

Be it Wheat or Snake, whatever the yarn brings to it, the pattern really is the star of the show.

The way the cuff transitions to the leg...

The nifty heel where the pattern flows right down and disappears under the foot...

The treatment of the heel gusset in terms of where and how the pattern splits...

They're also springy and squishy and grab hold of the leg most confidently.

I planned this yarn/pattern combination many, many months before casting on and then was repeatedly sidetracked once they were started so that they took a full year to complete. This despite the fact there was never a problem with any aspect of this project. In fact this pattern would go on a very short list of knits I might revisit someday.

For the moment though I'm just going to enjoy the fact these are finally done. (Okay I'm also going to enjoy the fact tomorrow is the DKC Knitter's Frolic. Maybe I'll see you there!


knitinsage said...

these are lovely! the yarn is perfect for the pattern. just lovely.

Rue said...

Love the socks! You're right - it's a great marriage of yarn and pattern. I'm sure these will get a lot of wear!

Stephanie said...

Ohhhhh, pretty! Going to knit more socks in the near future? :)