Saturday, June 27, 2009

FO - My Donyales

Donyales - The sides
My latest love when it comes to knit wear

Pattern: Donyale socks by Black Dog Knits

Yarn: Casbah sock yarn from Handmaiden (/Fleece Artist). 81% Merino, 9% Cashmere, 10% Nylon makes for the softest and shiniest sock yarn I've seen and used!

Needles: 2,5mm/US1.5

Project time: May - June, 2009

Donyales - From above
My view of the socks when looking down

Pattern modification: I knit these toe up. Made the heel flap as the part under the heel and picked up stitches on a horizontal line, then decreasing up towards the ankle. The heel part at the back is made with a slip stitch pattern. I've made this kind of heel once before and like the fit on my feet.

I added a stockinette picot edge to finish off the socks. I thought it would look like I ran out of yarn if I just ended it with the cable pattern as is...

Donyales - From the back
The back of my Donyales

Thoughts: Instant love!!!!!!! The yarn is amazing. The colour and the variegation is amazing. The softness of the yarn is amazing. The stitch definition is amazing. The yardage is amazing (these were knit from one skein and I have 40-41 in shoe size). The shine is amazing. The fit is amazing.

Love.

The yarn is machine washable and the pictures are taken after they have been in the machine twice. Using ordinary detergent.

Donyales - Modelling
The modelling shot of the socks

8 comments:

Stick-smurf said...

Åh, va fina dom blev! Och grönt är ju som bekant aldrig fel =)

Wendie said...

oooh those are gorgeous. I love the color (same as my cowl) - isn't Casbah a dream to work with?

fefferknits said...

Wow! That's after washing twice? That's awesome! They're so cute!

essjay said...

They look fantastic! Good to hear the yarn is so nice, I have some of that in my stash.

Geek Knitter said...

Just lovely!

Kim said...

love, love, LOVE these socks! What a great color, too.

I'll bet they are just heavenly to wear.

Diet Coke Mom said...

Anna, they're gorgeous! I love the color and stitch pattern. (I especially love Casbah!)

Kate said...

Anna...those are lovely!!!! I love the picot edging, too!