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.