Monday, December 01, 2008

Serafina Socks

Serafina socks are now available thru Ravelry. I had a few ideas when I first started working on this pattern, like working the cables in mirror images or making the arrowhead go in different directions for the left and right socks. This is the end result and I'm pretty happy to share it with you. I'm not going to do an elaborate photo shoot because we're in the midst of the Holidays...we'll save that for another day...with more daylight opportunities.
Pattern: Serafina Socks
Yarn: Shibuiknits sock yarn
Needles: US 1 dpns, Knit Picks Options

For now, I should tell you a little about this lace and cable pattern. It's based on the Germaine stitch found in Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitted Patterns, page 275. The 9 stitch pattern repeat is easy to follow as there are only two rows of actual lace knitting to memorize. Since I knit backwards, the C4F that I knit will appear like a C4B...don't let the photo confuse you. This is my second time using Shibuiknits sock yarn (in Wasabi, S7495) and it works up really nice. If you're looking for a solid yarn, I would not suggest this yarn. It does has a substantial amount of striping as you can see in the photos. I have knitted the medium size (Women's size 7-9) and calculated the numbers for a larger size and listed some suggested yarns. If there are any modifications to the larger size, I will post them here and on Ravelry (once that size is test knitted). Enjoy.