Have you ever had a pattern that you really love the look of, but despite endless attempts, couldn't make it suit/fit you?
Well, one of mine is Leyburn Socks. Don't they look beautiful?
I've nosed around on Ravelry, and the 'tightness' caused by the Quilted lattice pattern has caused quite a few others to have issues with fit. In most cases though, it doesn't seem that getting them to fit is completely in possible. I suspect the key issue here is the shape and size of my feet; I'm a UK 7/EU 41/US 10/-10.5, have a high instep and broad feet with skinny bony ankles. Triangular feet, if you will. This is a problem I've had before with my Doc Marten's Mary Jane Shoes: I struggle to buckle them up over my instep.
I'm so disappointed. As you may see, the Quilted Lattice pattern goes beautifully with my chosen yarn.
Yarn: Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone Sock Colourway: This Ain't a Scene (left)
Initially I was going to gift the ill-fitting Leyburns to my aunt, but on reflection wasn't sure they'd even fit over her instep. On Monday evening, I made the somewhat gutting decision to frog them and go for a different pattern. I'm not sure who the recipient will be yet, but based on how unwell I've been lately, I may take them for myself as a bit of a treat.
I won't lie - I really, really love the yarn. And I love the Leyburn Pattern too.
If it wasn't for my clunky old feet....
Stitch Pattern: Roman Rib, using basic sock top-down sock pattern across 60sts
Have you had any disappointing projects or patterns lately?
Or knitted a pair of Leyburns?