Friday, October 12, 2007

finished firestarters


thank you all for the support and encouragement, nothing like a lively kal to help speed things along!

yarn: posh yarn lucia 4 ply in colorway "rainbow"
needles: 2.5mm addi turbo circular, magic loop style
mods: cast on with magic cast on 2x16 stitches, increased every other row up to 60 stitches, knit an extra full cable pattern repeat in the foot before the gusset, did not size up needles for calf shaping, only knit 11 rows after pattern at the top.
thoughts: lovely pattern, very challenging for me in the twisted traveling stitch department, but the upside is that now i can knit other yarnissima patterns and also use the books of german patterns i have with the same cable chart notation.

happy socktober,
fbz

10 comments:

Linda said...

Simply FABULOUS! They came out really nice. Hey. I'm wearing mine today :-)

peaknits said...

These are so incredible - I admire that you can give them away. I am in love with mine, well, the one I have that is:) Nice job! Fratello next??:)

Cindy/Snid said...

Fabienne's fabulous Firestarters!
C'est fantastique!

Esoteric Knitter said...

They're lovely! :)

nj2 said...

These are lovely. I have just started mine, a a toe and two repeats of the pattern, and am having problems. Is the twist in the center of the circle exactly in the center? When I read the chart, it looks like there are 2 even rows before the twist and only one after? Confusion, confusion.

Fabienne said...

nj2: there are two plain rows before the twist and one after , you are correct.

nj2 said...

Fabienne, thanks so much. I have not worked with charts often and was really unsure if I was making some horrible error.

Heather said...

Job well done!!! They look great!

Morticcia said...

Fantabulous! They look great. I love the vibrant colorway.

Knitting Bandit said...

What beauties! I am looking at them as I clench my teeth through that short row toe...trying to remember the end result!