Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness

I give you: Scottish Monkey Socks

Ok - I managed to get a few pictures of my newest socks tonight. I LOVE how they came out - and the pictures don't do them justice.

Here's a closeup of the leg/heel detail:

You can sort of see the bottom of the foot, as well.

And - the leg:

I absolutly LOVE how this yarn knit up!

OK, details:

Yarn: Adorn sock from Three Irish Girls, dyed in a custom colorway to match the McLellan Ancient tartan. I sent in my sash, and got back 4 gorgeous skeins - the other 2 are on the McLellan base (what else? :lol:)

Needles: Size 2 DPNs, from Grafton Fibers.

Notes: This is basically Monkey by Cookie A (see for the pattern). I did my standard 2x2 cuff, knit 6 pattern repeats, then separated for the heel flap. I knit the flap in my usual Eye-of-Partridge, with a 5-stitch garter border on both sides. The flap is 32 rows. The heel is a german heel. 5 pattern repeats down the foot, then I knit 4 rounds before starting the toe.

I like knitting Monkey - the pattern is easily memorized, and goes quickly. It seems to be a good choice for multi-colored yarn - my first pair was knit out of Lornas Laces Shepard Sock in "Funky Stripe". (Here's a photo for comparison:

I like the pattern in the LL yarn, but I *LOVE* what it did in the McLellan colorway. It's just a cool pattern - and I'll probably be doing it again. I'm thinking I need some yarn in Sweet Geek's Clan colors...:lol:

Tags: knitting, pictures, socks

  • Ugh. So. Tired.

    So. This weekend was the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games. We came, we saw, we..are exhausted. I'm not sure WHY, exactly - both days were…

  • Update thingy...

    So. We closed yesterday, but the buyer hadn't sent the wire at the time we met. They DID send the wire last night; I am heading out to pick up the…

  • Guess who's 16???

    Yesterday was the Boy's Birthday Bash (aka B3) - Himself is 16, and SG is...well. 3 x 16 + 6. :lol: Himself is "off" of the Festivals right now, so…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.