Finished while we were away from civilisation at the beach, these are my Pohutukawa Socks.
The yarn really celebrates the beauty of summer and the native pohutukawa tree – which we have masses of here. They are right along the beach front, and I’d love to have taken the socks on a photographic outing, but alas life conspires against us sometimes.
For the pattern – I wrote about this last week – I meant to knit something I had read the pattern once and then didn’t have it with me when I cast on (doh!) and so improvised. I like the end result – it has meant the minimum of pooling and the socks colours look great in this pattern.
Row 1: Knit 1, p1
Row 2 and 4, Knit
Row 3, P1, K1
Simple, eh. But I think it looks great.
I cast on 66 stitches on 3mm needles and knit 10 rows of k2 p2 rib. Then I knit another 2 inches before reducing down to 54 stitches. Legs are 6.5 inches long, then I knit a French Heel, and a Wedge Toe. They are a lovely light sock, the yarn was Cleckheaton Cocoon, and I am really looking forward to wearing them!