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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Leyburns - Finito!

Whoot! - Another finished object squeaked in before the end of January!


Pattern: Leyburns (toe-up)
Yarn: Socks That Rock - Lightweight
Colorway: Pink Granite
Needles: US 1.5 (2.75mm) - Knit Picks
Stitch count: 56 on foot, 67 on leg

Modifications: Picot edge at top. Of course I didn't photograph that detail. Duh... I think I was in such a hurry to get outside & into natural light that I forgot to focus on details of the sock.

I participated in Ravelry's Leyburn KAL. The idea was for ravelers to knit this pattern in as many colorways of STR as possible. Pink Granite was fun - certainly not very pink - more brownish hues, if you ask me. The pattern is a quick & painless knit. It calls for a short row heel & instructs you to 'use your favorite short-row heel'. Of course it's been a while since I've knit one, that I'm not exactly pleased with the outcome. I did reknit the heels a couple of times - oh well. The heels will be in shoes & as my friend Winston's Mom reminds me - if the 'lady on the horse' can't see it, don't stress over it. :0)

I think I'll knit this again as I think this pair is destined as a donation to my children's school's Art Night. Families are encouraged to donate hand made items to put up for auction. All proceeds will be sent to their sister school in Malawi. I've yet to donate anything I've made, so I figure - why not? The next pair will be for me & I think I'll use a gusset/heel flap construction. The gusset/heel flap on the Cleopatra's (which are still not finished, argh) are pretty cool & I think would look great with this pattern. Besides being relatively quick to knit, the pattern lends itself well to handpainted/busy yarns. Perhaps I'll donate the All The Water mittens as well - that way I have an excuse to knit another pair. :0)

Can't believe January is already over - where does the time go???


pdxknitterati said...

Your Leyburns are beautiful! I think the browns are sneaky; I made mine in Eggplanted, and there was more brown there than I expected. I'm a purple girl, myself. But they fit. Knit on!

Pat said...

I love the Leyburns! It's been fun seeing all the different STR versions!