Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Socktoberfest!

Socktoberfest Socks



Coming in just under the wire, his and hers Gentlemen's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern, from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.

Mine were knit exactly according to pattern on US0 DPNs with Wollmeise Sockenwoole in Brombeere (light). The color here is pretty accurate. I love this yarn. And I especially love that there's plenty left over for a pair of gloves or something. Excuse the jeans showing; the socks are so tall, it was hard to keep my pants rolled up high enough. And they're both the same length, despite what the picture says.

His were modified, mainly because I was afraid that the Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (Bark) didn't have enough yardage for half-hose, but he's still got some tall-ish socks. I knit them with US1 DPNs, starting with 64 stitches and decreasing to 56 at the ankle (that ringwood pattern is stretchy!), with a Dutch heel, and worked the foot over 60 stitches. If I had known I'd have so much yarn left over, I'd have knit 40 rows of ribbing on his, too, instead of 20.

Wollmeise Ringwood Socks Ringwood Socks



I'd knit these again!

7 comments:

Terhi said...

Oh my, these are GORGEOUS, both of them! I have a pair of these on my needles too, inspired by yours. :-)

Kristy said...

Beautiful job! I love Wollmeise yarn-- it always looks so great knitted up.

Knitting Bandit said...

I have that same shade of Brombrere Wollmeis. I love the way you knit it up!

whitney said...

Wow, those are some really gorgeous matching socks! I'm impressed!

Sulafaye said...

Yum, more reds! And taupe-y browns! We really do have similar color tastes...not to mention the socks are great, and I love the photo shoot. Call me effusive ;).

Peggy said...

Wow, knitting 2 pair and being willing to knit them again is a pretty high compliment to any pattern. Both pair are beautiful, I'll have to pull out my Vintage Socks and try these.

Ami said...

These are gorgeous... I'm going to go digging through my stash for the appropriate yarn because I need some of these now!