Seaside Socks


These socks are made in Drops Fabel Print in colourway Sea Mist and they’re finally socks for me! I didn’t realise how clever the yarn was when I started knitting with them, I just liked the colours, but as I continued the design which looks like a beach developed.

I used Susan B Anderson’s sock pattern again, with the short row heel, the first sock is made using dpns and you can see the ladders on it, so I used the magic loop method for the second sock.

For this post I figured the best photos would be some of a Norfolk beach. The ones I used are from a trip to Southwold I took last August. I love living in Norwich and being close to the seaside. I usually visit Sheringham when I want to go to the seaside as its only an hour on the train, but this trip to Southwold was with my parents when they came to visit.

Advertisements

A Camas sew-along!

cams-top2.jpgcamas-top1camas-top3

I made a Camas top this week as part of Thread Theory’s sew-along, it’s been really nice to get into the habit of sewing for an hour or so a night, and I’m really pleased with the results.

The fabric I used is a fairly thin viscose jersey, I chose it because it drapes really nicely, something which is suggested for the Camas top. In the second picture it looks like it has a sheen to it, which it does, but only in some lights. I made the top without any adjustments except for sewing the placket together at the front and adding fake buttons. I think this was a good choice, since it’s got enough stretch to not need the buttons, and it avoids any possibility of gaping.

I really enjoyed making the pattern, the instruction booklet was easy enough to follow on it’s own, but I liked having the extra pictures from the sew-along as well. My favourite bit is definitely the gathered yokes, it adds a really nice bit of sophistication and interest to the front, but this pattern was always going to be a winner for me since it’s smart-ish while still being comfortable!

Already, I’ve got some ideas for more Camas tops brewing, I’d like to make one with contrast yolks and also I’d really like to make a cardigan in thicker jersey knit. The only really fitting adjustment I think I need to make is to make the shoulders narrower as I think the extra fabric there is pulling the yokes down at the side.