The Feather and Fan socks
Mum’s Feather and Fan socks are finished. Or, to be honest, they were finished last Friday already, but I have been a lazy blogger, and haven’t sat down in front of the computer before now.
These socks were a short row test as well. I have before made socks with both the short row toe of Wendy (or actually what I think is my own adaptation of this pattern, since my short rowing is not looking exactly as Wendy’s) and with the short rows Theresa uses in her pattern, which is the Priscilla Gibson-Roberts way. In these socks I used Wendy’s short rowing in the toes, and Theresa’s in the heels, just to be able to compare the two methods in the same yarn and with the same needles. Conclusion? I prefer my version of Wendy’s pattern, absolutely no holes, even if the continuum of the stitches is not as beautiful as in Theresa’s version. The stitch row is perfect in Theresa’s way, but I can’t help getting small holes between the rows, no matter how much I tighten the yos.
The Feather and Fan pattern is also Wendy’s. Wendy as knitted so many socks using this pattern that I thought it’s time to check it out in an actual pair of socks. It’s easy to memorize, and quite decorative. Good for mindless sock knitting, even if I must admit I prefer a bit more challenge in a pair of socks. Still, there are times when what you need is mindless knitting, and this pattern is perfect for that.
The yarn is Regia’s Bamboo yarn, consisting of bamboo, wool and polyamide. It’s soft and easy to knit with, and wonderful against the hands. I hope Mum will have good use for these summer socks, on those evenings when you feel a little cold, but not enough to put on woollen socks.
An for those curious on the Venezia progress: I have moved on to the second sleeve and is fast approaching the sleeve cap. Update will follow soon!