Sunday, July 15, 2007

Everybody Wants to be in Show Business

Show Business

Frieda gets in on the action

The Bavarian Rockstars are finished! Not quite dry, but finished! I'm very pleased with how they turned out, and I hope that my Sockpal will like them. I used d-made's Bavarian Rockstar pattern, and 1 skein of Sundara Sock Yarn. I have about 16g left from the 100g skein. I knit the foot on size US0 needles up to the heel, then switched to size US1 for the heel and leg, then switched back to size US0 for the ribbing.
I modified the pattern slightly in a couple of ways. First, I omitted the small cable pattern on the back of the leg to minimize bulk. The lower back of the leg is plain stockinette, also to minimize bulk in the shoe/boot area. Above that, I ribbed the back in the pattern called for, but without the twisted stitches. For the ribbing, I wanted to use 1x1 ribbing so that I could finish with a tubular bind off. I strategically increased and decreased in the center front panel so that the ribbing flows right out of the cable, and I'm very pleased with how it worked out.
Now for some photos:


on feet

On my feet


wash

Proof of Washing


block

Drying on Blockers

14 comments:

Dave said...

They're absolutely gorgeous -- well done!

Laura said...

Those are awesome! Way to be done!

tiennie said...

Those are so beautiful!!

Ami said...

Great socks... so many little thoughtful details and I love the yarn and colour!

Dipsy said...

Oh, these socks are absolutely beautiful! I really love the pattern, and what a great colorway/yarn you've been using! Fantastic job indeed - congratulations!

s b said...

Wow! Those socks look amazing. I love that center cable--it's so different from other cables I see. Great Job!!!

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Beautiful work - your sock pal will love them.

diddlinaknits said...

I love those socks!! they are awesome! evrything just goes together perfectly-you have one lucky pal.
-Myriam

your Sock Pal said...

Beautiful socks! I'll have to try that pattern (and yarn) some time!

Seanna Lea said...

Those are amazing! I'll have to make a pair of those for myself as soon as Sockapaloooza is over.

Jenn said...

Those are great! Your pal will love them.

your local friend said...

Those are lovely! Can I be your sock pal without having to make anything in return? I'll loan you $40,000.

Maureen said...

Those look great! I wish I'd found that pattern and chose it instead of the one I did for my sockapalooza pal. She loves cables so I did German Stockings - great pattern too, but knee highs GOBBLE up the yarn.

katie o. said...

Those socks are really cool. I love the pattern-wonderful job!