Friday, September 12, 2014

Dragonfly Socks



Someone we know likes dragonflies, but she doesn't like wool. Sad, but true. Here are socks I made for her from 100% bamboo yarn. The band of dragonflies is superwash wool though. I hope she won't mind. And I really hope superwash merino and bamboo play nicely together in the wash. The bamboo did some squirelly pooling.

 
 
Here's a close-up of the chart, if anyone else wants to knit dragonflies. It's a 14 stitch repeat. With 14 rounds.
 
 
 
Details: I used 2.5mm needles for the socks, but went up to 2.75mm for the dragonfly band, because the fair isle bits tend to work tighter. I also used the method the ladies use in the Maritimes for catching floats. Basically, they catch each stitch so there aren't any floats. I love it, but I still have a few problems with my tension. More practice required.


2 comments:

  1. My sister loves dragonflies. I think socks with dragonflies on them is the one thing she does not own! These are very cute.

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  2. That "Happy" yarn does some very odd pooling, but the socks I have made with it are very popular with their wearers, so I guess it can be forgiven.

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