Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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.
I'd knit these again!