Saturday, February 25, 2012

Not So Subtle Socks

I thought I'd better take a break from the Savannah travelog in order to report on a finished pair of socks before I finish my next pair.  The finished pair are bright and colorful - not at all subtle, which I like.


Pattern:  Generic:  Cast on 60 stitches, knit top down, 2x2 ribbing, stocking stitch legs and feet, short row heels.  I knit the leg of one sock then went to another set of needles and knit the leg of the second sock.  Then, I knit one heel, moved to the second sock and knit the second heel, and so on.  I like to do this whenever possible as it's easier for matching up the stripes.  I also find that there is no temptation to set the first sock aside and start a different pair, thus avoiding any chance of "second sock syndrome".

  Lady's Medium

Needles: 2.0 mm / US #0
Knit on Knitter's Pride double-pointed needles, my favorites.

Yarn:  Regia 4-ply Jacquard Color #5242
75% new wool, 25%Polyamide

I have now finished 3 pairs of socks this year and hoping to finish 12 pairs before the end of the year.  I'm ahead of schedule and I like that.


Coralee said...
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Coralee said...

Oops, sorry about the deleted post, couldn't edit and I hate misspelled words !
I like your socks, bright & beautiful. I'm knitting my first pair of adult size socks with a Mystery Sock group. So far I am enjoying the process and I am told it will become addictive. Do you agree?