You can never have too many pairs of red socks, right?
I needed a nice easy portable project a while back (um, in February…) and what better choice is there than stocking stitch socks with a pretty yarn? (let’s not mention that I actually wound this yarn in May last year to take to hospital with me. Yeah, it never left the project bag!)
I finally finished them, and seem to have taken almost as long to get around to posting them as I did knitting them!
Pattern: Just my basic cuff down plain vanilla socks! Although I did add some calf shaping into these. I think I started with 72 stitches and steadily decreased down to 64, as I moved down the leg. I did a tubular cast-on and twisted rib, and my favourite eye of partridge heel flap, and wedge toe.
Oh, I did do something different, I did a dutch heel, from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks. Thought I’d try it out, as others have commented on how they like it. I don’t mind knitting it, but I don’t think it fits my foot as well as a regular heel. Good to know!
Yarn: A new yarn for me, Cascade Heritage Handpaints, a lovely blog prize from GeekKnitter. I like this yarn, it feels nice but still sturdy, and I like how the colours behaved, with a subtle blue and purple stripe effect. I would use this yarn again for sure.
Sticks: 2.5mm KnitPicks fixed circular, for magic looping – my favourite method for plain socks.
Time: 2 February 2011 – 1 August 2011.
And a nice little bit of leftovers which go straight to the Beekeeper Quilt yarn fund, heh!