Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Log Cabin Socks

The Log Cabin Socks from Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick was one of my favorite knits of 2006. I made them as my project for our Knit the Classics (see link in the sidebar) December selection--A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Via ebay I managed to acquire 3 skeins of the yarn called for in the pattern--Rowan Cork-- which is now, unfortunately, out of production.

These socks are soft, warm and extremely thick. They were a wonderful comfort to wear when I was recovering from Rotator Cuff Repair surgery in January 2007 during our "cold snap."

I hope to make these again in another chunky yarn such as Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky although I suspect that the DB will create a much softer and "floppier" sock.

Stats: Rowan Cork in color 046 (Horizon), 2 1/2 50 gram balls.

Modifications: I continued the ribbing down the toe as suggested in someone else's blog (I'll edit this to add a link if I can find the source) and lengthened the foot to fit me.

Helpful Hint: Cork has great yardage so anyone who wants to substitute a different yarn will most likely need more than 150 g. of yarn to insure that enough yardage is purchased.

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Blogger Violiknit said...

Very pretty socks! I hardly ever see socks as gorgeous and detailed as those that are also knit with chunky yarn.

4/20/2007 8:16 AM  

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