Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Woohoo! My first knitalong!

Hello all!
Here's a pic of my first pair of socks for SSoS:
Yarn is from The Knittery, 4 ply merino cashmere sock yarn in colour Warm Pinks (buy it before midnight 31st October and $5 goes to breast cancer charities!).
Pattern is my own invention, toe up socks being invented on the fly. Continuing the breast cancer theme, I'm calling this pattern Normal Histology, as the surface design of bobbles and lines of knits on purl background sort of represents the normal structure of the parts of the breast most commonly affected by the Big C.
Borrowing the idea from Cat Bordhi, the gusset increases are across the top of the instep rather than either side of the heel. The heel flap is eye of partridge, with shaping at the top (more photos to come when I've got more done!)

Hope you enjoy - I'm getting a lot of inspiration from things everyone else is doing, too!


Jerry said...

I love the pink colorway. I know I will be ordering some tonight. Nothing like a cashmere blend pink sock to make you smile.

Rose Red said...

Construction sounds intriguing! Must get that Cat Bordhi book!!

Ann said...

Love the color & I have been looking for pink yarn to also knit a pair of sock for breat cancer. Thanks for the tip.