Sunday, June 03, 2007

in praise of stockinette

Near the end of the spring semester, I needed something calming. Something that would give me little bits of joy, even when I couldn't really spare much effort. These lovely stockinette Regia socks fit the bill. It was the first pair I magic loop-ed, and it went pretty darn well. I even matched the stripes! However, summer has arrived in New York, and I fear that after a bath, these socks are headed for a three to four month hibernation in the sock drawer.

Pattern: none really, just a top-down, 64 stitches, and short-row heels and toes
Source: my noggin'
Yarn: Regia Cotton India Color, #4301, purchased in Germany (August 2006)
Needles: magic loop with Addi #0, massively long 40"
Modifications: I cast on the sock over two needles to avoid the binding problem


Brenda said...

They look great! And self-striping socks are perfect for stressful times. Do you remember which Regia yarn that was?

I've not tried the magic loop; I've heard that it is really great for sleeves knit in the round.

~Kristie said...

That yarn is perfect for stockinette and you matched up the stripes perfectly! Did you knit them at the same time?? You must have!