FO Friday - Baudelaire knit socks

Finished my Baudelaire socks!

Baudelaire side

I started them just under a year ago, but finally got the motivation to finish them.

Pattern: Baudelaire by Cookie A from Knitty
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Solid
Needles: 2.5mm Addi Turbos circular needles
Method: Magic Loop, toe up


I do love this yarn, the colour is so beautiful, with tiny, natural looking variegation throughout, the subtle changes add real depth to the colour. It was lovely to knit with, no splitting or knots.

The pattern was fun and easy to memorise, it was fun doing lace and cable patterns together in the leg. This was my first toe-up sock, and I don't really like the shape of the toe, it is a bit pointy and rectangular, so it doesn't fit my toes very well. I prefer the rounded toe shape of cuff-down socks. But it was fun to use a different construction method, and I may try it again, but maybe starting with more cast-on stitches, which would decrease the point. 

They are also slightly big, but I wouldn't wear them under shoes anyway, they'll be house socks. Overall I'm happy with them, and I'm inspired to keep knitting socks!

Baudelaire completed!

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Laila said...

Oh, love your socks. Congrats on finishing them! I've never tried to knit toe up. Probably because I like them the ordinary way.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Pretty Mades said...

I love the pattern on these, well done! They're lovely

Kim Sonksen said...

They are gorgeous. Love the look of the yarn and the pattern is so nice

Karen said...

Your socks are beautiful! I love the color too.

Sandy said...

Awesome, they look pretty, warm, and soft all at the same time.

elephantJuice said...

Oh they are beautiful! I love the lace and cables combo.

I have issues with too pointy toes on toe up socks too. I find that increasing the number of cast on stitches does help, and so do short row toes, but I still always end up with strange angular shaped toe. I'm definitely with you on preferring the more rounded toes with the top down method!

amy said...

I'm another fan of cuff down socks (although these are lovely!). I've tried toe-up so I could say I had, but I like what I like and I don't knit what I don't like. :)

Congratulations on finishing them, too!

Audry said...

Those socks look lovely! I think you chose just the right yarn for them.

And if you don't like the pointy toe, you could try a short-row toe. I find them to be more rounded and comfortable in toe-up socks.