Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Posh sock - my name* on my foot!


Dee of Posh yarn has promised a 10% discount to buyers at Wonderwool Wales if they are wearing something made form her yarn - a challenge to get something done for me from her stuff! This isn't really a 'me' colourway (too pastel), but I'm actually liking it very much, and it is growing fast. I may pass it on to my pink-loving cousin after the show - and if it's warm, they may only stay on for a few momments and then get pinned to my bag!
Pattern notes: This is Crusoe, by the inimitable Curmudgeon. Done on 2.5mm needles, which are fine for this thicker, but very light Emily - 80% lambswool, 10% cashmere, 10% angora (I'm usually a 2.25mm or 2mm DPN girl for socks). I have cast on 56 rather than the suggested 44/48 stitches, and it JUST goes on my foot and fits perfectly - and my feet are UK 4/Euro 37/US 6.5. So be careful! I've also done 20 rows of the heel (rather than 14 or so suggested) to accommodate a high instep. I'm sure the problems are partly due to the lesser elasticity of the fibre in this lovely yarn.
*my name in RL is Emily, not Crusoe!

4 comments:

Devorah said...

That is a lovely pattern. Wear them or gift them well!

kathryn said...

I love Posh Yarns sock yarn although I've not used Emily. Is the 10% discount for anyone wearing PoshYarn? I haven't found anything about it on her blog....

kathryn said...

Oh dear....I've just read the comment you left me...immediately after writing my blogpost where I've mentioned your 10% post....Nevermind!

Anni said...

Gorgeous socks and I love 'Emily'. Just finihsed a shawl in Emily but not done socks yet but got huge amounts of emily in my stash. BTW, my daughter's name is Emily - beautiful name.