Man, my sheets make a beautiful backdrop for that picture. Anyway, I finally finished the Chevrolace socks. And by that I mean I’m finally blogging about it. I finished them about two weeks ago, but I’ve been so busy with my other knitting projects and job and things, I haven’t had time.
Anyway, here’s the important info.
Pattern: Chevrolace Socks by Heidi M. Scheppman
Size: One Size
Needles: Size 0 Circulars, knit in magic loop
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in Garnet Heather Colorway
Modifications: I realized that instead of being over 9, the pattern repeat (between the purl sections) is 11 stitches, so I added two stitches to each repeat.
I enjoyed knitting them because they were socks, which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. However, I had a few problems with the pattern, which, though I found them annoying, may have to do with my inexperience at knitting on such a small gauge.
I didn’t like all of the k2togs. I thought there were too many too close together, which was definitely because of the new size. The second sock was a lot better.
As I said, there was an error in the chart, and rows 1, 5, 7 and 9 had a 12-stitch repeat and row 3 had 10. So I added another set of decreases and another “k, yo, k into same stitch” to even it out.
I find that the stitch pattern doesn’t have much stretch in it, so the sock is a little difficult to get on, and a bit tight around the arch of my foot.
However, I absolutely love these socks. I think they are beautiful, and I love the color, and I love having hand-knit socks. I’ll be knitting another pair of socks soon.