Thursday, October 4, 2007

Ellen's Stockings

Pattern: Ellen's Stockings from Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush

Yarn: Regia Silk - color 052
55% new wool/20% silk/25% nylon
200 m/50 gr - not all of 2 balls

Needles: Size 0 bamboo dpns

Love, love, love the pattern (except for the heels). Yarn feels great so I sure hope it holds up well to wear. In spite of this particular heel not fitting my heel that well, I'm still very happy with this project. These were lots of fun to knit and I'd happily knit this pattern again. I like how the back eyelet ribbing does not continue all the way down. These give me a bit more confidence to maybe try some of the ones I've been eyeing for years in Knitting On The Road.

Nancy Bush writes patterns so well and so thoroughly. I remember wondering when I ordered this book if I'd ever be able to knit anything from it.

My first try was the Helgi's Mittens I knit for the Knitting Olympics. (I only signed on for one! I know my limitations!)


Mary said...

You'll have happy feet in those socks! Very nice.

Sheri said...

They are really pretty! I bet your feet will be happy in those.
I finished one sock yesterday. Now to get that second one done.
Love the red and white mittens, but, do you wear mittens up there? :o)
Sheri in (SE) GA