At last I have finished the Tendrils Ribs Socks that I’ve been test knitting for Mary Lou! I will definitely be knitting these again – this is a gorgeous stitch pattern and Mary Lou’s pattern was very easy to follow for this novice top-down sock knitter.
I did run out of the Original STR Beryl on the first sock (slightly darker sock on the right below) and I switched to some semisolid Koigu to finish the toe. However, the second skein had more yardage in it, so I ripped out the first toe and basically knit the toes of both socks from each end of the longer skein until I ran out of STR, then switched to the Koigu.
Here’s some stitch pattern detail:
“Not truly stripey. That’s all I’m saying.” -Mayhem
After my crazy working forty hours in three days last week, I’ve spent very little time on my computer and my Google Reader and email reply backlog reflects that! Hopefully I’ll get caught up soon…
33 thoughts on “Beryl Tendrils”
How great is that? Having an FO this early in the year!
Yikes! 40 hours last week? Shortened week at that? I dread going into my e-mail this morning…
Love the stitch pattern and the yarn colorway is yummy. I’m not looking forward to my work day AT ALL. Four days off again would be heaven!
Lovely socks. 40 hours in 3 days? So, not fair. And, now, it’s back to the grind.
You need a day just to catch up on Internet stuff.
Come to think of it, so do I…
Love the de”tail” in that first picture.
Those are *beautiful*.
Congrats on the top down with purple toe socks! I might try (big might) toe ups someday. I noticed Wendy Johnson has written a whole book about them.
Is the black tail included in the pattern?
They’re gorgeous! I had to look hard to see the koigu toes. I’ll have to remember to get that pattern when it’s available. : )
Chris- I really like that Beryl color. I have so many skeins of STR and hardly ever do socks, so I can’t justify myself, except to say that the joy is in the owning.
Much like cats.
I will admit to breezing through a bunch of Reader yesterday – it was just too overwhelming.
Love the socks!
Those look great! (I love the color, too!)
Very nice socks!
Love the socks (even if they aren’t stripey)! That looks like a great stitch pattern.
I hope this week is less work crazy.
Lovely socks. I need to knit more socks in ’09.
i’m gonna put my green socks on today, because i am going to make monay
Very nice socks. Even if the inspector does not approve!
Did you have two skeins of STR or did you split one in half before started? Which weight STR? I like to use lightweight.
Pretty! Very spring-like.
Hope you have a less work-filled week this week. I love the socks – what a great colour and pattern 🙂
They match Mayhem beautifully!
Nice socks! I really llike rib patterns.
Oooh, those are lovely! And the cat tail in the top photo is enchanting.
I think the toes look great! (I actually have a skein of str in beryl… have been thinking about what to make w/ it…along w/ all the other too much yarn I have…)
ummmm pretty green socks.
The socks are gorgeous! Hopefully this week won’t be as crazy busy for you. After working 40 hours in 3 days, I don’t think I would spend much time on the computer either.
Looks like May needs some stripey socks.
They turned out beautifully!!
Oooh, love the socks. That colour is so rich and stunning!
pretty socks! I, too, love the stitch pattern. Congrats on your first pair of top down 🙂
forty hours in three days? whoa. sounds like one of my schedules.. I hope things settle down soon for you.
Love the socks!