I finished #3 Bagshot Row this week. The sun came out today. It was lovely and warm and perfect for a bit of weeding and photography in the Hobbit’s garden in the afternoon after work…
I adore the foot on these socks. They are meant to symbolise rows of vegetation in the Gaffer’s garden, and indeed I think they do.
The top of the sock has a pretty lace stitch that reminds me of flowers.
There are twisted stitches galore, and not a cable needle in sight.
I did have to concentrate on these socks. There was a fair amount of cursing and ripping when I failed to pay attention to the order of the decreases. I knit the pattern as written, and although some people made mention that they would be worried the foot was too tight, mine fit me perfectly. I like how Claire Ellen leaves it to you to decide on heel length – that is a wise move! I knitted the heel to my usual length using 15 slips on this pattern.
I love, love, love this design. It is so intricate and beautiful. And the yarn (Fibre Alive Merino Mania – 100% merino sock yarn) is just perfect for this design.
And now, I just have to wait a few more days, and hopefully there will be another pretty sock design from Claire Ellen to knit!