Name: Opal Broadripple socks
Pattern: (name, author, source) Broadripple, Rob Matyska, Knitty Summer 2003.
(N.B. – I used the Koigu/fingering-weight version of this pattern that Rob had posted to the Threadbear Fiber Arts website. I can’t find a functioning copy anymore. The only link I could find was this, but it didn’t open for me. You could probably work the patterning out using the details of my sock. I’m not going to breach copyright by posting it here. Wanda said she had emailed him and got the pattern, so you could try that.)
Needles: (size, material, style) 2.5 mm bamboo d.p.n.
Construction: (toe/heel/ribbing/cast off or cast on) short row stocking stitch/garter stitch unwrapped short row/garter border/crochet cast off.
Number of stitches: (in foot/in leg) 72/72
Knitting style: (toe, foot/leg, heel, ribbing) Combination, English, English, Combination.
Modifications: Worked toe-up with a garter stitch short row heel.
Notes: I cast on sitting on a coach in Bury bus station on the 2nd of April and did practically no knitting during my week away. I cast off just before 11 p.m. on the 8th of May.
5 weeks Nearer to 4 weeks is pretty good going for me! I’d hazard a guess and say it’s unprecedented!
And James T. Kirk, these are comfortable. They fit pretty much perfectly. My only concern is the fabric could be a little loose. I could have done with using 2.25mm needles, but I didn’t have any. 🙂
Overall – well done that man.