I finished my Fuego socks just little while ago and had a generous amount of yarn left over. At first, I planned to put it away for my sock yarn blankie that I will make one day, but then I thought of how many times T has asked if the socks I’m making are for her, and how often she wears the first pair I made. So, I figured I’d make a mini pair of Fuegos for her.
These were fun and quick. It took a little over a day of knitting for each. I swear, patterns with 10 or so row repeats make socks fly!
Like with mine, I adjusted the heel to do a wrap and turn. And, obviously, I had to adjust the pattern to make it smaller than the original. Basically, I cast on 6 stitches and then increased to 48 before starting the pattern. In retrospect, 6 stitches was too few and makes the toe too pointy. Next time, I’ll start with 8 or so. Then, with 48 stitches, I did one V pattern instead of the two on the original. I did 3 repeats and then started the heel.
I’m very happy that the stitch count was right and resulted in a perfect striping instead of pooling. I was worried about that.
Anyway, after I did the heel, I added another 3 pattern repeats, including a pattern on the back of the leg, and then 5 rows of K1P1 ribbing before I bound off using EZ’s sewn bind off. (my new fave stretching bind off)
The result looks very much like mine, don’t you think?
Of course, mine have been washed a few times, so the crispness is gone a bit, but still. I’m rather pleased with the outcome.
Obviously, I made them a tad too big for her because I’d like her to be able to wear them for more than a week. Actually, we should get a lot of use out of them because, by the time T grows out of them, D should be able to wear them. That’s what I call thrifty. ;o)
This next picture is my favorite, but it doesn’t show the pattern, so I kept it for last.