Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Branched Fern Socks

This is my first sock KAL, and I'm really excited to be here. I've made one complete pair of socks so far - one is too big, and one's too small. They're really pretty but very impractical.

Thankfully, my second pair is almost done, adjusted to fit my feet, and fit perfectly! So although I haven't read charts yet, I think I can do this KAL.

I've picked out my yarn for the Branched Fern socks...I'm using Regia Silk in color 70. Everything else I have is blues, pinks, etc. Although this yarn was planned for another pair of socks, they're just crying out to be used for this pair of socks!

The label on the yarn says 2-3US needle size, and the smallest size I have is a size 1. Do you think that will work? Or should I get a smaller needle?

I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else's socks turn out too!



Rochelle said...

I think if you use the 2.5 you should be alright. I prefer the smaller needles because it gives a tighter knit sock and, therefore, a denser sock. I always think this should make the socks last longer. I'm not sure if that's right or wrong but it's how I feel.

Deborah said...

What color is color 70?

Rochelle said...

If you click on the picture you will get a larger view. I believe the 70 is the colour in the middle row all the way on the right. To me it looks like it is a shade of green.

Deborah said...

Nice color!

Deborah said...

Hello- I am almost 2 pattern repeats past the heel turn! Pretty fun pattern.