Blogger Backgrounds

Monday, February 02, 2009

Careful, They're Hot!

I finally finished knitting my Firestarter socks and I'm finally happy with them after some wee adjustments.

Pattern: Firestarter by Yarnissima

Pattern available as a free Ravelry download here.

Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 100% superwash in Campari Orange

Needles: 2.25mm

Mods: After knitting one sock, I ripped it out because I wasn't happy with the way the Wollmeise knit up at 8 stitches to the inch. Instead, I knit them at 10 stitches to the inch and used Judy Becker’s magic cast on starting with 28sts (14 per needle) and increased the stitch count to 72sts using a 2.25mm needle. I then worked 6 pattern repeats for the foot, and changed the rest as follows.

Gusset: Same as pattern.

Heel turn: 10 live w/ 9 wrapped.

Heel flap: Same as pattern.

Leg: same over 72 stitches.

I lucked out, but I don't care. I have some hot feet today, baby!

Knit On...


Dreams of Yarn said...

HOT INDEED!!! Great job, they look fantastic

Curlie Girl said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Lynette said...

that should be hot with two t's - definitely hott!!!

Samantha said...

They are better than awesome!

Celie said...

They are really beautyful! I wish I had the patiense to knit two socks....

Monica aka Gloria Patre said...

Firestarter socks, eh? Is that just in case the pilot light goes out again? (tee hee!) They're awesome! Super job!

Roberta Granada said...

I love your socks patterns,thank you so much, visit me my blog