Saturday, February 20, 2010

Do These Socks Make Me Look Fat?

Haha, just kidding of course! I don't buy into that shit (at least, not usually), but entrelac does seem to bulk-ify my ankles, making them, as my mother would have said, 'cankles'. (Note to self: remember this when considering knitting an entrelac sweater.)

Knitting socks always seems like magic to me. More than other projects I've knit, I'm always astounded by the whole fabric coming out of simple sticks & string construction. This time was no different; in fact, entrelac knitting seems like an extra-magical experience. Trusting that the geometry will work out is key, especially if you are 'spacially-challenged' like me. But just look at the results!

The best part? Entrelac was easy - who knew?!? I expected it to be fiddly & difficult, but nope. Just simple stockinette done in wee blocks.

You wouldn't know how easy they are by how long they took me, though. Sheesh. Started 'em way back in June '09 on my backpacking trip. Look at me, knitting on 'em in the Siskiyou Wilderness, at the Farmer's Market, at the Humboldt County Fair, and at Purl 'n Hurl - all last summer!

But they are done now, thanks to the kick in the ass motivation that is Ravelympics! Here are the details that I'm sure you are wondering about:

Project Name: Veltrelac Socks
Pattern: Annetrelac Socks by Sandy Beadle
Yarn: Schaefer Anne
Needles: US1/2.25mm
Size: to fit Women's 10
Cast on: June 13, 2009
Cast off: February 19, 2010

There are LOTS more pictures on their project page; feel free to go there and tell me how awesome they are! ;)


  1. You did a kick ass job! Not to mention used a sweet colorway.

  2. Fantastic looking socks something that i've never ever attempted :))

  3. Ooh I recognize those socks! They're gorgeous!


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