well ahead of the finsh line, my knitting olympics project is complete – and i just managed to scrape through, with less than a metre of yarn left over (the tiny little scrap above the socks in the photo is what was left from the skein of yarn i used).
started 12th february 2010, finished 25th february 2010
needles: 2.5mm addi circular (magic loop)
yarn: handmaiden casbah – almost exactly one skein (115g/325m)
pattern: trystero by cookie a.
modifications: i used a larger needle size (2.5mm instead of the recommended 2.25mm). i worked the pattern as written except i shortened the toe slightly, working the toe decreases to 28 sts total instead of the recommended 16 sts. for a UK6 foot, i worked foot chart C, chart A, chart C, and chart A ending on row 9.
this pattern is gorgeous, with some great, well-thought-out detailing (like all cookie a. patterns). the cuff ribbing flows nicely into the leg pattern, and the cable detailing framing the heel looks beautiful as well as being fantastically comfortable to wear. i’m really pleased with these, and i may have gotten me over my fear of cookie a. patterns – maybe i’ll try these ones next!