Sunday, October 28, 2007

Second attempt

I ended up ripping my first attempt in STR farmhouse. I had finished the instep, but the striping of the yarn really obscured the cables. I thought, 'if I'm gonna spend time on these cables, they might as well be seen,' right?! So, my second attempt is in Schoeller+Stahl. Not happy with the yarn itself at all, but I do like how the more subtle coloring shows off the pattern: Like many of you, I decided on the magic cast-on instead of the provisional. I think it makes the toe look much neater.

Next to my first attempt, this one looks kind of boring. But they're for my sister, and she prefers more pastel-y colorways, anyway. Happy Firestarter-knitting!

8 comments:

sharon said...

Looks great!
Mine was ripped and is still waiting the ever elusive tine

peaknits said...

I really like how this yarn shows of the pattern - nothing is going to beat STR Farmhouse though:) Nice job on the sock!

Morticcia said...

I think they look lovely. And they'll be a lovely present.

Linda said...

They look lovely and really do show off the cabling, and a great gift for someone not interested in a more "firey" color.

Cinnamonamon said...

Pretty!!

Meghann said...

very nice! shows off the details wonderfully!!!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

That's too bad about the STR Farmhouse, but your current sock looks lovely.

Deb W said...

I really like the pairing of yarn with the pattern. The cables really stand out in the soft colorway. Great job!