Designer: Marie Wallin
Publication: Fine Art Collection by Rowan
Yarn: Fine Art by Rowan
Shade: Serin (301)
Ravelry: Competition Prize Socks
- Fine art was wonderful to work with. It was soft, smooth and absolutely trouble-free in every way.
- The colours are so gorgeous and it was wonderful to see them knitted properly showcased once knitted up.
- The pattern was really easy to follow so even though I’ve only knitted one pair of socks before and that was about 4 years ago, I found it very easy to turn these out.
- My tension is generally quite loose so when you’re knitting socks on 2mm and 2.5mm, there isn’t really any room to adjust for tension by going down a needle size. Unfortunately this meant that after I’d turned the first heel and was working along the length of the foot, I realised the sock was far too big. The only solution was to rip it out and start again knitting the next size down from the pattern, which gave perfect results in the end but did lose me a lot of time and was quite frustrating. No fault of the pattern or the yarn, though.
- My only other complaint is that I ended up with about 30g of yarn left. If I’d known there would be so much left over, I would have made the socks longer from cuff to heel, as they are only quite short ankle socks as it is.
- I am very jealous that Amanda is getting a pair of socks and I’m not! I will definitely be buying some Fine Art to make myself a snuggly pair of socks for winter. The shades are all so gorgeous that I still haven’t decided which one I want, but I suspect it will be Raven (304).
Update – 4th August 2013
After receiving her prize, Amanda sent me some lovely photos.
It seems she only managed to take one photo of the socks actually on her feet before her daughter decided they were the best thing ever and promptly stole them:
Before deciding she was now done with socks and kicking them off!
I think we can all agree that’s pretty much the cutest set of sock project photos ever.