Thursday, March 23, 2006

Need your opinions, please!

I'm starting my Sockapaloooza socks once I finish my second Jaywalker (which I'm anticipating will happen tomorrow night). So now's the time to finalize my pattern decision. My pal seems to be a nature-y, down to earth person who said "nothing too crazy, but pattern is fine" in her preferences. I've got some light blue Koigu (not a lot of variegated colors; just their typical variegated shades of blue) and had thought I'd do a simple ribbed sock with a small cable on either side of the calf. However, I stumbled on this idea (scroll down to her March 21st entry) when blog lurking this morning. I have a copy of Handknit Holidays, and I've loved those socks from the first time I saw them. I have only 2 skeins of Koigu, and my pal didn't mention knee-highs, so I'd modify the pattern to be shorter. I'd also leave the lace design on the back rather than the cable that Alison is putting in (I like Alison's cable, but I do know that my pal likes a little lace). So since I'm being so Charlie Brown-ish (wishy-washy) on my decision, I thought I'd ask my readers. What do you think? Ribbing and cables, or stockinette and a little lace?

5 comments:

MeBeth said...

I like the stockinette and lace - I think those socks are beautiful!

michelleknits said...

I don't really want to buy that book, but whenever I see it, I flip directly to that stocking pattern -- they're beautiful!

Jenn said...

just wanted to stop by & say hey to a fellow nashvillian and sexy knitters club member!! :)

you have knit some beautiful things!

.♥.

FaeryCrafty said...

Guess where I am moving...

Jen said...

I love that pattern from Handknit Holidays as well. Both ideas are great, but I tend to think that variegated yarn doesn't take cables very well. I'd opt for lace instead...