Wednesday, June 07, 2006

FO River Rapids

Yeay! The STR Fairgrounds yarn has become the River Rapids Socks! Pattern to be found at Sockbug

Modifications: I wear a 9 1/2 size shoe, but my feet are pretty narrow. Add that to the fact that I knit on the loose side, and I found myself having to shrink from 64 to 48 stitches! I know, it may sound extreme, but these socks fit me perfectly so I had to do what I had to do! I used Addi turbos #2, and went for the cuff down Magic Loop method. I think I like cuff down better...when going toe-up, I can't get the bind-off perfect...
Oh, also, to make the ribbing match with the rest of the pattern, you should start the ribbing with P1, K2, P2, K2 (etc.) ending with P1. Starting with a Purl stitch can cause ladders, so make sure to pull tight at the joins!


  1. The socks look really fantastic. I've been wanting to try River Rapids myself. Great job.

  2. I really like the socks - that pattern is great for the yarn.