Second Sock Syndrome, conquered

I finished my Leyburns a couple nights ago.

leyburns 2

Yes, Leyburns, as in plural. Finally! I slogged through the second one. The first one was fun because I wanted to see if it would turn out the way I wanted, but the second one was just work trying to duplicate what I did on the first one. I’m glad I blogged it a few posts back, because I forgot how I did the toe and had to look it up!

leyburns

It’s hard to get a good picture of a sock on your own foot. I like how you can really see the twisted cast on in this picture.

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Details:

Leyburn Sock by Pepperknit
for the Ravelry Knitalong

Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Eggplanted colorway
Size 2 needles
Mods: top down instead of toe up, twisted cast on edge, no wrap short row heel, 54 stitches throughout.

They’re a little bit loose, but they feel good. I think if I had gone down 6 more stitches, they would have been tight, so there’s a compromise there. But they’re cute! And done. I learned the short row heel on these. I like the fit of a standard round heel, better, so my next sock will go back to those.

Onward!

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20 responses to “Second Sock Syndrome, conquered

  1. Congratulations! They look great!

  2. Very nicely done. Congratulations!

  3. Great socks! Right now I’m sewing down the picot edge of mine. Okay – no I’m not – I’m avoiding having to sew down the picot edge of the socks… :0)

  4. They look great! I’ve got to make a pair of those sometime. I was just reading how to do the no-wrap short row heel, too…haven’t tried it yet, though.

  5. Beautiful socks! You did a good job of photographing your foot. I wonder if it would be easier with a camera with one of those LCD screens that swivel out.

  6. silencepainter

    Congrats on finishing!

    They turned out really beautiful!

  7. Awesome socks. Nice modeling too. :-)

  8. Just gorgeous!! Love them in Eggplanted, but then again…I seem to love this pattern in every STR color!

  9. Absolutely beautiful! I just finished mine today on the ferry! I love the color(s) in your pair! ^_^

  10. Brava!!! Beautiful socks!! I love that cuff!

  11. They’re beautiful! The picot edge is very pretty. I’m going to have a go at these next time I make variegated socks – thanks for the inspiration!

  12. They look fantastic. I just love the cuff treatment you did. So cool!

  13. These are beautiful! I love the title of this post too – good for you! I suffer from SSS big time. I love this stitch pattern :)

  14. Those are gorgeous – wow! I really love the pattern and the colorway – great job!

  15. Cool socks! I love the way the variegation of the yarn pops in this pattern. Thanks for the heads-up about the yahoo group, too; I joined!

  16. I like the color combination on these socks and I’ve never seen a twisted caston edge. I giggled when you mentioned trying to get a decent photo of a sock on your own foot, I’ve thought that several times when taking photos of my own sock projects.

  17. They look awesome! Congrats on finishing them. :)

  18. I love them. It’s funny taking pictures of your own feet. I would love to have a picture of someone doing it, it would be pretty funny to see. I know the contortions I get myself into.

  19. Fabulous. Love that photo with your foot on the piano!

  20. Those are beautiful!!