Denmark Socks

September 9th, 2007 | View Comments

Finished Denmark socks

Pattern: Denmark, by Nancy Bush, Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Knitpicks Essential, Burgundy, 2 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbos, US 2 (3mm)

I love them.

The pattern is simple but lovely and easy to knit. I made a few very minor modifications. I knit fewer leg repeats, in keeping with my preference for ankle socks. I also knit a longer heel flap and made a shorter and less pointy toe. The pattern calls for decreasing until you only have 8 stitches left; I grafted the toes together when I still had 20.

I have to say, I’m still not a fan of the yarn. It’s soft and squishy and bloomed nicely after blocking, but it’s also very splitty and I suspect it’s not very hard-wearing. I have four more skeins of this in the stash and I’ll have to think hard about whether I want to knit them up or sell/swap them.

I do think part of my troubles were due to the Addi Turbos Blunti Stumpos. I think I will probably invest in some KnitPicks Options or Addi Lace needles soon, because knitting with the smaller-sized regular Addis is torture.

Even so, handknit socks = bliss.

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  1. great socks, and thanks for the ‘modification details’, i love to read how people knit up patterns and why they change things – like the toe.. I always wonder if the world has more pointy feet than me?

  2. Linda says:

    I love the socks. Knitting on the Road is one of my favorite knitting books. Yours are beautiful.

  3. kris says:

    Great news about needles! KnitPicks now makes wooden needles in circs and Options, and I’m here to tell you those points are sharp! They have a better grab than Addi Lace, and because they are made of variously dyed birch layers the yarn is much easier to see. I’ve been working on that pale orange Jane Sowerby shawl from Knitter’s magazine, Fall 07, p. 42. Zero yarn weight on brass needles put me to sleep every time, just too hard to see and kinda the same color. Anyway, those needles are my new love of the week. I have been putting bamboo needles in the battery pencil sharpener and touching up with 600-grit sandpaper, but that doesn’t work for smaller needles….

    Congrats on the shawl! and I think those socks are lovely–great color!