Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fortissima Socka

This is Fortissima Socka, Cotton Colour, shade 6533. 45% cotton, 42% virgin superwash and 13% nylon.

The handle made this smooth to knit. The sock itself feels really good. I prefer it to Regia Cotton tho to be fair to Regia I did knit that one over 80 sts whereas I knit this one over 72. Still, I prefer the stitches on this yarn.


I did a Continental cast on using 3.25mm, then knit 20 rows of 2 x2 rib using 2mm and the rest was done using 2.25 mm. Magic Loop method ( one long circular needle ).

I bought the yarn here in the UK from THE KNITTING HUT

The heel and gusset. For now this is my favourite. I keep changing my mind. I like the way this fits. It is easy to knit. My previous sock (Opal 1655 Smoke) was knit over more stitches and a Sherman heel and was also knitted to fit, no negative ease. I prefer the fit of this smaller sock.

10 comments:

Terry said...

Lovely socks, Colin. Your stitches are so uniform and perfect. I notice you say you used a 3.25 mm needle . . . . did you perhaps mean a 2.25 mm needle? If it's 3.25 mm, then man! are you a tight knitter. ;-)

Not that there's anything wrong with that. LOL!

Lisa said...

good looking sock (yet again!) I enjoy reading your blog too
I'll have to check that out - always looking for a cotton blend here in the deep south
expect to finish my 2nd sock today made with opal mosaic pretty cool patterning

Lisa said...

I too was noticing the tiny uniform stitches Colin...beautiful knitting!! My, you're a prolific knitter!

Lisa in Oregon
www.saharaknits.wordpress.com

Suzann said...

Did you do a garter edged heel flap? Very nice. You can also do a seed stitch edged heel flap.
Lovely even stitches

Rachael said...

Lovely, lovely knitting and I adore the color- have been looking at this color for a while. I may have to order some now that I have seen it knit up.

Anonymous said...

I shall pop along there tomorrow and see if they have anymore of that yarn. It looks so lovely knit up and I need a high cotton count for DH who claims to be allergic to wool! Also claims to be allergic to cats and dogs too! Bah Humbug!

Pennie said...

Great socks . . . love the colorwave. Enjoyed reading

Sheila said...

Your gusset is beautiful. Do you like to work the garter stitch framing on the heel flap?

yvonnep said...

I like the garter stitch on the heel... and indeed, if you use a 3,25 you are a tight (and tidy) knitter!

Suna said...

I forgot to post anything when I first saw it, but like everyone else said, that is a very nicely constructed sock, and the neatness of that garter stitch border may convince me to try it--next time I get around to a sock!