Thursday, April 17, 2008

Annetrelac Done

It's 6am and not much sunshine through the back slider, so I went out onto the back deck for photos. A bit chilly, but much better light. Please disregard the fact that it is time for this deck to be re-finished. It will be done soon.
Not a very pretty yarn, but WOW what a lot of fun to knit this sock. One important note: Go up a needle size when doing the entrelac. Those squares create a solid sock without any stretch. One leg was knit with USO needles and I can barely get it over my heel. The other leg was knit with US1 needles and that goes on much easier. Next time I would even go to a US1.5 or US2.
Pattern: Annetrelac Socks by Sandy Beadle from the Interweave Knits Holiday 2007 issue.
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill supersock Mill End. Don't know the colorway. But, it added some much needed spring colors to my life.
Needles: USO and US1 circular needles. With 72sts around I needed the USO so the foot would not be too big. But as stated above, I needed to go up a needle size on the entrelac.
Construction: I started these 2 at one time toe up. I am so glad I did, because these socks are alot of work and I probably would have suffered from SSS. I incorporated a garter stitch heel, which I had never done before. And then bound off with a beautiful alternate rib bind off.
Bottom line: If you have never knit entrelac, and you have a ball of variegated yarn that you really arent' too crazy about....this sock is just the thing. It is so cool how the variegation turns into striping on each square. It was so much fun to watch these socks as they were knit up. I can't wait to do another pair!

9 comments:

Karen said...

Those are really beautiful. Thanks for all the tips on the pattern too!

titianknitter said...

Entrelac is so much fun! Your socks look good - I like the addition of the ribbing in the foot.

AfternoonMoon said...

Lovely socks. I have been staring at that pattern for months now, but it hasnt found it's way onto my needles just yet. I have some nice fall colors that want to go to work for me.

Your's is just gorgeous!

Ann said...

The socks are gorgeous. I have always wanted to try entrelac but just think it will be too difficult. You have given me the inspiration to maybe start one. Thanks.

ChristyH said...

Those are sooooooo cool! I really need to learn how to knit two at once. My productivity needs to increase.

Ann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. The yarn that I am using for the Monkey's sock is Rainbow Trout on Apollo & is available from Irene, a local dyer here in Western Australia. Her online shop is
http://store.jollyjumbuck.net/

Windy Knitty said...

Gorgeous socks! I will have to try that pattern... a good excuse to learn entrelac:)

Melissa said...

Lovely! I've been wanting to knit that pattern, but I didn't realize it worked so well with variegated yarn. I definitely have lots of that to use up!

Anonymous said...

Your most beautiful socks yet !!! MOM