And here they are, in my dark-apartment glory. I finished them on Friday and blocked them to get the kinks out (the design process took a few tries with these), and was determined to post them today even though it’s overcast and gray (thus not much light in the apartment) and too cold to do an outdoor shoot.
I wish the photos were better, since the yarn is so dark, but you’ve seen the trellis at work and hopefully can make it out well enough.
I even finished writing up the pattern and everything, though I will admit that I just threw it together and didn’t ask anyone to read it over, so please let me know if there’s something wrong and I’ll make whatever tweaks I need to. Like I said for the Bainbridges, when I remember how and/or have time to make an individual pattern page I’ll do that.
Pattern: Leyburn Socks UPDATE: Free download on Ravelry!
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM
Needles: 2.5 mm – KnitPicks or Addi Turbo “US 2″s which are between 1s and 2s according to my needle gauge
Started: Before Christmas. Required much jiggering of numbers in order to make a pair of socks that could fit over one’s heel. Started “for reals” Monday, February 19
Finished: Friday, March 2
Notes: I’m not sure what else I want to say about these. I had many fittings with the recipient, for whom I designed them specifically (and for whom they are named), which led to an increase of stitches right before the heel, to make getting the sock on and off easier, and a decrease of stitches directly before the cuff, to tighten the cuff up a bit. She’s expressed much love every time I’ve shown them to her, and I hope she loves them!