Tuesday, October 9, 2012

look ma, no pools!

no pools! by gradschoolknitter
no pools!, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

If these look familiar, it's probably because they look a whole lot like the socks I recently received from a friend. I'm pretty sure it's the same yarn (Knit Picks Stroll Stripes).

But this yarn + this pattern (by the seine river) is making perfect stripes. So perfect, I was worried that the heel gusset would cause the yarn to start pooling badly, but instead I just got a few rows of shorter stripes:

swap socks #8

I'm really pleased with how these are turning out! Probably the closest to perfect striping I've ever gotten. Now I just need to knit the other one and get some goodies to send off to my swap partner.


Andi said...

Beautiful socks! I love that pattern, the designer is quite brillant. And yay to no pools!

gradschoolknitter said...

I'm even more happy with how they are turning out than I expected. I have seriously never had such good striping (even from other purportedly self-striping yarns) before with socks!