Sunday, January 27, 2008

One down....

One to go. I have finished the first Chevrolace sock from the winter 07 Knitty (by the way, the surprises are up. Go look. Tell me what you think). The first time I saw this pattern, I wasn't nuts about it. In fact, I think I looked at it for all of a second before deciding it just wasn't for me. After unsuccessfully starting the traveler's sock from Knitting on the Road I gave Chevrolace a second look.
I LOVE this sock. I am completely enchanted with the yarn (Trekking Pro Natura in Woodland - color 1603). It looks like shades of coffee mixed with cream when it is knit up, and since I love anything that has to do with coffee, this is a very, very good thing. Also, I like the content - 75% wool, 25% bamboo.

The pattern was written to be toe up. I have previously discussed my dismal attempts at toe up, I reversed the chart to make it a top down pattern.
It was difficult enough that I needed to keep the lace chart with me when working the pattern, but easy enough that I just needed to glance at the chart to remember the instructions. I've already cast on for the second sock!


Ariel said...

Ooo, I've had my eye on that exact color of Trekking. It knits up beautifully!

Deb said...

The sock turned out great. I love how it looks on. I'm definitely going to have to think about that one, once the sock ennui has worn off. I saw the surprise too, and I like the henley.