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.
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.
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.
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.
Look at all the pretty stripes you all helped make!
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.
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.
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)
To look at other finished objects, click on a button!