Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Arch-Shaped Norwegian Stockings

Arch-Shaped Norwegian Stockings


Pattern: Norwegian Stockings, Nancy Bush, Folk Socks, with a twist of Meg Swansen's Arch-Shaped Stockings
Yarn: Dale of Norway Heilo in Medium Sheep (3), Mink (2), and Copper (1)
Needles: US2 Clover Bamboo DPNs

Notes: I love the look of these stockings, but never liked the checkerboard heel in the pattern, so I just continued the leg pattern on the heel flap, which I think gives a longer line to the leg.

And then I saw Meg Swansen's Arch-Shaped Stockings and decided to throw that in as well. I prefer the stripes on the sole and toe to the pattern; I think they flow better from the overall pattern on the leg. Yarn dominance becomes especially noticeable in a vertical stripe pattern, and I like the slightly corrugated effect.

Arch-Shaped Norwegian Stockings



I did have to go down a needle size from the recommended 3s, and with 2s I got a nice snug fit and an impenetrable fabric. They're so thick, in fact, that I doubt I'll be able to wear them with any shoes currently in my possession. I'm thinking of buying some clogs.

Arch-Shaped Norwegian Stockings Arch-Shaped Norwegian Stockings

9 comments:

sophanne said...

Those are REALLY COOL SOCKS!

Kiko said...

Those are totally amazing!

Kathy said...

Brilliant! Isn't it a shame to hide any portion of socks like these in shoes?

whitney said...

I love them! What a clever idea, combining the Norwegian Stockings with the arch-shaped ones!

Margene said...

Your socks are breathtaking! What a fabulous job. Wear them well and YES do buy some clogs to show them off to the max!

Kyle Kunnecke said...

beautiful socks - those must have taken a long time - I am in awe of patterned pieces like this...

sulafaye said...

Beautiful! I love that it is a combo pattern--and the pics are great too!

Bea said...

Oh wow, this is totally why clear shoes should be invented! They are gorgeous and I love the colors you chose.

Kristy said...

Beautiful job! I really like the mods you made, too. If I ever knit these socks, I'll have to keep in mind what you did.