FO: Pyroclastic socks

Completed my Pyroclastic socks thanks to an hour’s power outage at work. What else are you going to do when everything you need is on the computer? I love the colour of these socks, nothing outside is this green yet.

Pyroclastic socks, modified.

Pattern: Pyroclastic from Knitty

Yarn: Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra in Green Apple

Needles: US1.5 (2.5mm) circular, magic loop

Duration: 31st January to 4th March 2010

Ravelry project: Pyroclastic Apple socks

I modified these socks a lot from the pattern, starting with a hemmed top instead of ribbing. Tried and failed to get the arch shaping, so I skipped that and carried the cable pattern down to the toe. I prefer mirrored cables so sock #2 uses k2tog instead of ssk and I flipped the pattern over. Grafted both toes, I’m forcing myself to practice because it’s a skill I’ll need for the hem and cuffs of Eris.

The yarn had serious plying issues at two spots in the first skein and one in the second. Either one of the three plies broke and was missing for a few inches, or there was 8 inches of one ply to 2 inches of the other two. Cut the sections out and worked past them, but it’s annoying.


  1. I’ve just started working on socks. I’ve completed one top-down sock in DK, but my new needles and yarn arrived so instead of doing sock 2, I’m working on sone toe-up socks in bamboo/cotton fingering yarn instead. I can’t crochet and I used dpns rather than circulars which limits my cast on method quite a lot. I got the figure-8 cast on sorted but it took me several attempts. I think I actually prefer grafting (although I can’t do it without the How To open on the computer).

    Working with yarn and needles this thin (2mm) is a new ball game too.

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