Spring Tonic

by flowergirlknits

The Embossed Leaves socks are finished and they are like a breath of fresh air – light, airy and the colors of early spring in sharp contrast to our gray-brown late winter.

Pattern: Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt featured in Favorite Socks by Interweave Press and the Winter 2005 issue of Interweave Knit.

Yarn: Mama-E’s C*EYE*BER Fiber Superwash Sock yarn

Colorway: “Sarah” (pale green and blue)

Mods: Did not cut the yarn at the end of the heel flap.

Notes: This was a relatively quick knit. The pale colors and lacy pattern were a sharp contrast (and welcome relief) from the heavier, darker patterns and colors I’ve been working on lately. I am a bit surprised at exactly how lacy it is (I guess all those YOs in the pattern weren’t obvious enough to me!) These will make good warm weather socks. The yarn is very nice – very soft and no splitting and I think the color is perfect for the leaf motif of the pattern.

I learned a new skill with the 1×1 rib cast-on. This cast-on does not give very much and the cuff on the first sock is a little tight (but still wearable) For the second sock I cast-on over two needles, worrying the whole time that it would be too lose and messy looking and of course, all that advice from hundreds of years of knitting was right – the cast-on edge looks fine and is comfortably looser. (Note to Self again – pay attention to knitting wisdom. You with your couple years of knitting experience do not know more than they do!)

All in all, a lovely fun knit.