fo: world rib socks

8 11 2007

without fanfare, i present:


world rib socks
pattern: lichen ribbed socks (ravelry link) from vintage socks by nancy bush
in knitpicks essential riverbed multi (special dye lot)
started: september, 2007
finished: november, 2007
needles: 1 – US1, 2.5mm knitpicks circular needles


my mods…toe up, short row heel, sewn (l) and traditional (r) bind off

i royally screwed up the bind-off yet again. er…(cough)….

in an effort to study the elasticity of different bind-offs, i used two different cast-off methods. (i admit – i didn’t have the first sock with me when it was time to b.o. the second. i just assumed that i used a simple sewn bind-off (like on the left)….but i didn’t. the first sock (on the right) was finished with a very very loose traditional bind-off….now that i think about it, i didn’t have a needle at the time and decided that risking a non-elastic bind off was ok.

the risk was worth it; my bind off was loose and elastic…no frilly willy nilly cuff for me! (except that i used a different bind off for the second sock). while i prefer the look of bind off on the right, the sewn bind-off is decidedly stress free. is it worth ripping back to fix the error?


oh! and the yarn?! well, the jury is still out.  i’ll report back after wash and wear testing.




12 responses

9 11 2007

I’m not normally a fan of pooling, but I really like it on those socks. And anyone who is close enough to you to notice any difference in bind-offs will be well within kicking range.

9 11 2007

I agree with Micki – not a poling fan either, but it does look like the earth!!!

11 11 2007
Valerie in San Diego

Wow, some of the best pooling I’ve ever seen. LOVE those colors and shapes. They look super-comfy!

i didn’t miss that you tagged me, btw.. I’m just slack. I keep forgetting to bring the book I’m reading downstairs where my computer is!

13 11 2007

They sure are pretty!

28 11 2007
Distant Knitter

Wow, these remind a map so much! Lovely looking socks!

26 12 2007

Just wanted to make sure you knew you’re being thought of at the holidays:) A very Merry Christmastime and Happy New Year is wished for you all.

25 01 2008

Hey, you OK?

6 03 2008

Great socks! Great colorway! I love pooling.

14 03 2008

Alas poor Yorick… you do not blog enough.

17 03 2008

Your socks look great! I just made my first pair and can’t wait to start the next.

I do wish I had started this years ago!

Have great night.

25 10 2008

oooh. very nice socks. i like ’em. especially the pic with the globe. very nice. very nice. good photography skills, good knitting skills… it’s all good. 🙂

16 02 2009
more progress. « crankygrrrrrl

[…] counted seven at the time. of the seven (plus another i started later in the year) i finished one. ripped out and remade another. gave up on three not-so-exciting socks. two others are still […]

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