Saturday, January 9, 2010

PSC 2009 - done!

Yesterday I completed the final pair of socks for my 2009 Personal Sock Club, only 8 days behind schedule. In knitting time, I think this can be classified as being done by the due date.

Railway stitch 1

The pattern is my personal sock hero Nancy Bush's Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch from Knitting Vintage Socks. The yarn is Patons Australia Patonyl and the stripes in the heels and toes are from some scraps of hand-dyed Patonyl that I originally received as part of a swap gift from Sonia.

Railway stitch 2

As always with the sock patterns from Knitting Vintage Socks I am attracted by the plain repetitive busyness of the small pattern repeats. In practical terms, these stitch patterns are ideal for socks, providing the stretch when necessary for easy putting on and taking off, but contracting around the ankle and instep to fit elegantly.

Now on to PSC 2010 - though - unlikely as it sounds - I'm in danger of distraction from some short socks with frilled tops from Judy Sumner's Knitted Socks East and West.

11 comments:

missfee said...

yay
they look gorgeous Lyn - love the blue on blue stripe!

Got It From My Mama said...

Loved your socks especially the stripes

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh I really love the striped toes and heels!

DrK said...

wow they are amazing, i completely overlooked that pattern in the book but im going back now to check them out. such lovely work!

Ruby Girl said...

They are so nice, the colours look nice in that pattern and the stripes are nice.

Yarna said...

Congratulations on completing PSC 2009 on time and what a finish! They look great.

machenmachen said...

Elegant is exactly right. Nice job, especially the stripey toes

Rose Red said...

These are such gorgeous socks - so classic and elegant, and it's a great photo too (the first one) - very very cool. Some sock book sock photographers (***CookieA book***) could learn a thing or two from you!

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jp said...

Congratulations on finishing the PSC 2009. The socks are amazing, I think the striped toes are my favourite part.

Bells said...

this is definitely my favourite kind of sock pattern. Some of my earliest socks were this kind of pattern.

I too completely overlooked this pattern in this book. Might have to revisit them!