Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I joined a Cookie A knit-along on Ravelry and each month starting with May we have the choice of knitting two patterns. One pattern is from her book Sock Innovation and the other from her individual patterns. This month's choice is Kai-Mei. At first I didn't plan to knit this sock, but as time went on and I saw the beauties knitted by others I gave in.

Pattern: Kai-Mei from Sock Innovation by Cookie A
Yarn: StahlScheWolle Socka in Red
Needles: Knit Picks 1.5/2.5 mm 6-inch dpn's
Size: Women's 9.5
Started: May 14, 2009 Finished: May 25, 2009

The pattern is is very basic until you reach the foot then the fun begins. Once I sorted out what was going on with the panel the sock was a breeze to knit. I increased the number of stitches to 72 instead of the 66 given in the pattern. The toes end in an offset slope which worked perfectly for my foot since my toe next to the big to is longer than the big toe. I would knit these again. The pattern is well written and I didn't encounter any errors.

And just to round things out, a little more of the beauty we are experiencing here in South Carolina.


Acornbud said...

Lovely socks and flowers! I don't know which cookie sock to do next.

Rosemary said...


I followed you here from a comment you left on my blog - I moved here (CO) from South Carolina! We used to live in Darlington, and yes, I had so many beautiful flowers in my yard! The growing season is so much shorter here - I miss those days.

Your knitting is wonderful - I just love those red socks! I'll be following you.... doesn't that sound stalkerish? heh heh heh.

Sidsel said...

Hi,just found your blog by a surch for the yarn on your lovely red socks :-) Do got the book as well..and wonder witch yarn to use on this pair.Lovely flowers and so much nice knitting going on here..Have a nice day :o) Regards Sidsel,Norway