And done!

I just kitchenered the toe, snapped a couple pictures and am blogging about my first ever finished pair of HANDKNIT SOCKS!  Can you tell that I’m really thrilled to bits about this???  Like, yeah!!


Petal Shower Dublin Bay Socks

Pattern: Dublin Bay Socks published in Mossy Cottage Knits
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in “Petal Shower”
Needles: Size US 1/2.25 mm
Started 3/27 – Finished 4/21

I used the magic loop technique for the first time with these socks and there’s no turning back for me now.  It makes knitting in the round so hassle-free. Small circ knitting is never going to shake it’s fist at me again. 

Just a couple changes: I was having trouble with the eye of partridge heel instructions as written in this pattern and somehow the heel didn’t look “right”.  So, I used the instructions for the heel from this pattern instead and it turned out great. 

The other change I made was to knit a picot cuff instead of a ribbed one.  It’s a bit more time consuming when you work the joining round for the hem, but it produced such a pretty edge which is perfect for the soft shades of this yarn.

There are definitely more socks in this knitter’s future!

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11 Responses to And done!

  1. Rain says:

    Lovely socks! Picot edge is certainly the best match for such pretty yarn!

  2. Jocelyn says:

    8wipes tear away*
    You finished them. I’m so happy for you. The heel looks really lovely. I’m itching to try that heel now.

    Bring them on Friday please?

  3. lisa says:

    Cute picture of your socks 🙂

  4. iaminchennai says:

    The heel does looks different… mmmm.. interesting.

  5. Nima says:

    wow…that looks pretty….beautiful colour.

    I don’t knit so don’t know about the techy things…looks very nice

  6. Anjali says:

    You did it! Yay!! Congratulations. The socks are lovely.

  7. Pearlin says:

    Pretty socks! I love them.

  8. mazhalai says:

    ooo pretty socks. love the color!

  9. Sharon says:

    Wow, love the pic.. how’d you get such a clear shot and did you take it yourself and at what angle lol

    Love the socks by the way… almost inspired to get those magic loops going myself. Want to get going on this as the dpn’s are causing some awful laddering in one of the recent patterns I’ve been working on and the ML sorts the problem, apparently !

  10. Swapna says:

    Congrats on your first self knitted socks! Lovely socks and beautiful colour too!

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