Here are the last of the Olivers. Or, rather, I should say the last of the Olivers for a while. This is a nice, simple, attractive pattern, so I’m sure I’ll see it again. These are for J, who picked the glittery, loud yarn from my sister’s stash all by himself (hi, sis!). He adores them, but doesn’t really want to wear them because all that glitter also makes them a bit scratchy. Please note that he’s really sensitive – your mileage may vary.
I got quite a lot of practice in left leaning decreases over these three pair of socks, including a sort I’d never tried before – the ‘slip yank twist knit, or SYTK’ method from TECHknitting. I’ve decided that my personal favorite in stockinette stitch where you’re decreasing every two or three rows is a good old ssk with a twisted knit in the non-decrease row. It’s amazing how well that twisted knit stitch helps to even out the decrease line.
My folded and much marked-up Oliver pattern is currently missing, so I’ll just promise to post my new numbers for the socks when I come across it. You can find my size mods for the first pair of boy Olivers here (same size; yay twins.) I do recall that I made this pair a bit wider, and they could still stand a smidge more room in the width department. John’s man-sized Olivers are here.
Happy Weekend, everyone!
|Started:||17 Dec 2009|
|Finished:||25 Jan 2010|
|Pattern:||Oliver by Marlowe Crawford. Link to pattern on Ravelry here. It was $7 US when I bought it.|
|Yarn:||Berocco Sox Metallic.|
|Needles:||US 1 / 2.25 mm|
|Notes:||Modifications to make it boy-sized:
My kidâ€™s foot is about 7â€� around and 8 1/8â€� long – child’s size US 3.5 / EU 35.5.
52 sts. 5â€� cuff. I’ll add the other details if/when I recover my notes.
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