Saturday, August 04, 2007

Breeze Socks

I've been working on completing my second pair of socks using the pattern, "Breeze" from www.knitty.com. The first pair I did I used varigated yarn I had dyed myself. Not a good choice as virtually none of the stitch pattern was visible. This time I used KnitPicks new yarn, Risata, in the colorway "buttermilk." The yarn is 42% cotton, 39% superwash merino wool, 13% polyamide, and 6% elite elastic.







I liked working with this yarn, a lot. It's not as "stretchy" as Cascade's Fixation, but had a nice little "rebound" to it. Here is a close-up of the heel cable:




The first time I made the socks for my DD (who wears a women's US size 9 shoe) I made the large size. As it turned out, they are really too big for her. I made this pair following the instructions for the medium sized sock (for myself, same sized feet) and they fit nicely. I also opted for the rolled cuff instead of the ribbed one. I really like how they turned out!



Happy Knitting!

7 comments:

yvonnep said...

They are beautiful! I have them on my favourite list and seeing them again I know why :-) great job!

Sheila said...

Thanks for possting these great looking socks. I have not tried this yarn yet, so I am glad you let us know more about it. It encourages me to give it a try.

Knitman said...

Very pretty, love the pattern and colour.

Becca said...

Those look great! How would you compare the stretchiness of Risata to the old KnitPicks Dancing yarn?

Tabitha said...

Great socks.

kshotz said...

Thanks everyone! Becca, I'd say the new Risata is very close to their old Dancing line. Perhaps just an eency-bit less stretchy.
Still, much more elasticity than normal wool, and a whole lot more than plain cotton.

MezzoDiva said...

VERY cute!!!! I was not in love with that pattern when I first saw it at Knitty, but now after seeing yours, they are definitely on my to do list!