Friday, 1 June 2012

Socks & More Shawl Photos

As you might have gathered from my WIP post on Wednesday, where I showed you newly cast on socks, I have finished my Kaffe Fassett Socks.

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I have mixed feelings about these socks.  In this picture they look great.  The striping matches, the ribbing is neat and they have a good length with a nice stretchy cast off.  I should love them, but when I put them on, they have a problem.

Kaffe Fassett Socks 09

They have a baggy heel.  I think I need to shorten the heel by a few rows.  I'm hoping that when they have been washed and worn a few times the problem will be resolved by softening the seam which pulls the heel a bit wonky.  When the sock is pulled tight, it looks so different.

Kaffe Fassett Socks 08

I do hope it works when it's been washed because I love these socks.

By the way, the nice neat ribbing is created by changing to combination knitting.  I love how tidy it looks.  I highly recommend giving it a go, as it is also really improving the way my Maplewing Shawl looks.  There is such even tension between the knit and the purl rows, I can't quite believe it.

So now the socks are dealt with, I can share the pretty shawl photos I took of my Blog Week Shawl before I posted it off.

Blog Week Shawl 09

Look at all the pretty stripes you all helped make!

Blog Week Shawl 08

After blocking, the shawl has really lovely drape.  Knitting 4 ply yarn, on larger needles, in garter stitch, creates a lovely loose yet bouncy fabric.

Blog Week Shawl 06

I'm really pleased with the finished size, after blocking.  I think the length is right for most women of average height.  I am ashamed to say that I didn't take finished measurements after blocking, because I am an idiot.  However, estimating by looking at this photo, the height of the shawl is about 26"-27".  I haven't a clue about the width, but it wraps round me nicely, and I am quite an ample lady.

Blog Week Shawl 05

I really am proud of how this shawl worked out.  I think it is an accessory that can be used throughout the year, because of it's light weight, and it's muted but varied colouring.  I am fairly sure that Cyprienne will enjoy wearing it.  (And if she doesn't she can send it back LOL)

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