Monday, November 26, 2007

Tarantino

This is my own design, knitted using one 80 cm KnitPicks circular needle, size 2.25mm.

The yarn is Regia Silk in colour 032. The yarn is 55% merino, 25% Nylon and 20% Silk.

I think it has a lovely handle and was easy to knit, which is just as well as this pattern was not so easy!

I knit toe up, used the Andersson Heel, and as in common with all my socks, I had no idea what it would be until the toe was done.






48 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely design Colin, very well done. Beautiful heel as always.

Anonymous said...

they really are lovely.
emma-claire.

Diane said...

Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous socks, will the pattern be available? I would knit these in a minute.

Kerry said...

Wow! That design is really awesome! Thanks for sharing with us. :-)

Terri said...

Very, very nice job!!!

Anonymous said...

Ab-fab! Just one question - why "Tarantino"? Sorry for being such a dullard but the only film I could think of at the moment was "Kill Bill" and since William is not your name that didn't work. At any rate, you did a beautiful job on the sock. Congrats. Robby

Maddy said...

Very nifty! I adore that color.

Sarah said...

Very nice! I just used your Andersson heel for the first time myself. I was suprised at how it looked on the needle, but the fit is quite nice.

Maggie the Crochet-a-Holic said...

I love these socks! I just discovered the fun of doing cuffs with the toe-up sock (I should explain I hate doing cuffs top-down...too much fiddling with the needles & all). I really appreciate the closeup shots too--I am planning on "designing" my first pair and was wondering how the pattern would work around the gusset/instep area--thank you sooo much for clarifying it for me :-)

crafty wee midden said...

really gorgeous......inspirational!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous socks. You do beutifull work!

Anonymous said...

Those are really nice socks. It's amazing to me that you are able to make up those designs on the fly.

Lynne B said...

great job colin, can,t wait to see this design in a sweater

Lily said...

Your socks are so beautiful! I love the way they fit so perfectly.

Lily

Knittingloca said...

Colin, you rock! Those are gorgeous!!!
Melanie
: )

Kabira said...

Hi - VERY nice socks - I hope we see a pattern. I am curious about the name - Tanrantino? Can you share what it is about? I have several possible associations for Tarantino but none for Tanrantino. Thanks! kabira501 at yahoo dot com

cindy said...

You are the sock king, Colin! Lovely pattern and execution!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Beautiful socks, Colin! I wish my socks looked as nice as yours! The yarn is always prettier in someone else's knitting bag!

Dora said...

Absolutely wonderful work, beautiful stitching, pattern and yarn.

N. Maria said...

They are absolutely perfect, Colin.
Such a handsome toe, overall design and heel. I love the heel.

FugueStateKnits said...

Oh Colin! LOVELY!!! Especially like the name:)

So when are you writing that book??? HMMMMM!!!!!????? (Don't mind me, just a pushy NYer...)

Fran said...

indeed what a beautiful sock!

cb said...

those are absolutely beautiful - and it was lovely to get a good review
of Regia silk - I've just got some :)

what a gorgeous pattern.....you're a very talented man. Lovely shade,
too.....a nice rich plummy magenta; isn't it good to work with pretty
colours?

Right, I'm off to assemble the makings for my Regia silk socks.....

Penny said...

Wow, Colin, those are fan*******tastic socks. The colour on my monitor
looks good enough to eat, and the pattern is superb.

Anonymous said...

Colin,

Those are just beautiful socks! Thanks for sharing them. You are just amazing!

Janet

Kucki68 said...

I made something a bit like this a while ago and I have to admit I did not like to purl that much (my purl stitches are a bit loose).

Yours look lovely, especially in that warm red. I love Regia Silk.

Annick said...

Really nice, well done Colin. You are really talented

Debi B said...

Yet another wonderful pair of socks!!! You are a very talented sock knitter! I'll bet it's fun to design as you go. Great Job!!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous socks, as always! I love the name, it takes me back to a little pizza place in California that had one of the best pizzas I've ever eaten...and I've eaten plenty!

Eva said...

beautiful socks Colin.....Love the color and the pattern....As usual you have outdone yourself.....

Anonymous said...

Colin,
Good choice in color. It shows the stitch definition beautifully! How do
they feel in shoes?
....Tina

Barbara said...

Colin - your socks are beautiful! Do you per chance hand out your patterns?

Anonymous said...

Awesome socks!! Thanks for sharing.
Stacey

Anonymous said...

Collin, the socks are really pretty and thankyou so much for posting instructions for the heel. I usually turn any toe up sock into a cuff down pattern because I don't like short row heels, but his one is easy and attractive and will fit nicely. Thankyou. Your instruction are really clear and understandable
Priscilla

Anonymous said...

Colin,

I've been lurking on your blog for some time now....you are SOOOO
talented!! I just have to tell you I love those socks!

Terri said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Colin - I love this honeycomb pattern. Another job well done.

Beth in Seattle

kims place said...

As always, these are beautiful! Hopefully, with practice, I can become half the knitter you are!

dee near Berkeley said...

Really great pattern. Will it be available? I'd love to knit them.

Katrina said...

Colin, Beautiful sock as always. I have yet to try
the toe up sock because I have found my comfort zone
with the cuff down sock. But, I will some day!

Anonymous said...

Wow Colin, I'm just speechless. I think I want to try the heel next sock I knit. It just looks incredibly neat. Take care and give all the pups a big kiss for me.

Jenn said...

I love the colour of those socks and the design is beautiful! Well done!! :)

Tabitha said...

Colin
Those socks are exquisite. I think they are my favorite ones yet.

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Congratulations on a terrific design! Really beautiful.

Gail said...

Another awesome sock design Colin. BRAVO!

o/c knitiot said...

stunning! Love the pattern.

Laura said...

Colin, great pattern, and lovely socks as usual, get well and enjoy your holiday!!