Christmas Knit #1 complete! (2 more to go)
These are for my SIL. I'm actually posting here first instead of my blog because I'm pretty sure she lurks there. I like to try and keep x-mas presents of surprise.
Sorry the pictures aren't better, I live in one of those places where the sun goes away in the winter.
(like my last minute sock blocker? )
The yarn is Knitpicks Essentials in "Burgundy" (her favorite color) and I think the lace pattern does quite well in this color. If the sock looks kind of big, it is. I had to size it up to fit a women's size 12W. After some trial and error I ended up increasing one needle size to US 2 and adding another 6 sts (enough for one more lace repeat). They fit my husband's feet well so I'm confident they'll fit hers. They have a good bit of stretch to them, too.
The lace pattern was very easy and doesn't take long to memorize. They knit up pretty quickly for me.
Almost a shame I have to give them away
Thanks for looking!