Argosy and baby socks

I’ve finished the Argosy scarf. The Rowan Tapestry yarn seems to be made for this pattern, they go very well together. That being said, though, the yarn is a little hard to use. It is fuzzy and sticks to itself. Frogging or even tinking it ages it, and it’s very hard to avoid split stitches.

argosy FO

Pattern: Argosy by Vyvyan Neel from Knitty winter ’06.

Yarn: Rowan Tapestry # 172 Pot Pourri, a little less than two balls.

Needles: 4mm Addi Turbos.

Length: 162 cm after blocking.

Surprisingly, since I’ve been a little scattered and unfocused in the last few days, I also finished a pair of socks for my daughter.

baby socks FO

These socks are a real amalgam. I used the magic cast-on, worked kfb toe increases and worked the two socks at once on one circular needle magic loop-style. When the toe was finished, I started a simple lace pattern, using part of the stitch pattern from Knitty’s Hedera socks. The heel is a short-row heel from Wendy Johnson’s toe-up socks pattern.

Yarn: Trekking XXL, leftovers from my hospital socks.

Needles: Knitpicks 80 cm circulars, size 2.0 and 2.5 mm.

I liked working the socks two at once on magic loop. It does make it harder and more annoying to rip back, but that just gave me an added incentive to learn to ladder down properly. At one point I had five stitches laddered down five rows, to redo a full repeat of the lace pattern. The best part about the socks, though: They fit perfectly!


1 Response to “Argosy and baby socks”

  1. 1 Christy 21 December, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Very nice work on the Argosy, you’re right that pattern and yarn were made for each other. And I love those tiny socks! It’s great that you have a matched pair! Merry Christmas.

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