Posted by on Nov 7, 2008 in fiber | 3 comments

secret pal socks
These socks have been done and gifted in a swap many many months ago. Eep.

Pattern: Jeweled Steps by Cat Bordhi from New Pathways for Sock knitters Book 1 Raveled Here
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Wool Print Colorway: Red Cinnamon – 2 skeins
Needles: US 0 (2.0mm) Crystal Palace Bamboo circulars

secret pal sock

Mods: I reduced the gauge for these socks but other than that it is the pattern.  Cat’s book allows you to take a pattern once you understand the basics and switch it up.  This was my first pattern from this book.  I totally skipped the baby socks.

Facts to Remember:  That sometimes there is a gauge that is too tight.  These socks are fine but I maybe should have played with the gauge so that I might not have run out of yarn with such a short cuff.  I also need to remember that pink is a hard color to photograph.

Things I Love: That I finally used up these skeins of yarn.  I got them in a swap and was so not sure what to do because they just screamed pink at me.  Lucky me I got a pal that loved pink and pink with about any color.  She was also a great sport and measured her feet with all these weird measurements so that I could learn this technique idea really well.

secret pal socks