In just under a week, I finished my Peachy socks.
- Knit Picks Felici sock yarn in Peachy color way
- US Size 1 circular needles
- Magic Loop method
- Charlene Schurch's Garter Rib sock pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks
- See tip below for turning the heel and maintaining the broad stripe pattern
I noticed when I looked on Ravelry that other people who had knit top-down socks using Felici ended up with an awkward looking 1-2 round stripe just as they started the gusset. This occured because most of the color from that stripe is used turning the heel. So I decided to turn the heel and cut out the rest of that stripe's color. Then I began picking up the stitches for the gusset just before the next stripe's color began. This created a nice broad strip right at the gusset. It's not as wide as the leg or the foot, but it works and doesn't have that awkwardness to it.
And when it's done an all woven in, it looks great.
And on a positive note, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the Knit Picks Felici yarn. I haven't purchased any sock yarn from Knit Picks since they first opened for business. Back then, I wasn't too impressed with their sock yarn. It was a bit "crunchy" and turned me off. Felici has more than made up for that first bad impression. This felt a lot like one of my favorite sock yarns - Regia - so I will definitely be knitting more socks with this yarn. Plus, I just love the thick stripes and the yarn comes in so many wonderful colors. I also bought some Felici in Rainbow when I purchased this yarn, so that will be knit up for my next pair of socks.
I highly recommend you go buy some Felici yarn for your next pair of socks. You'll be tickled pink, or rainbow, or blue, or...