Woo Hoo! These socks are FINALLY off the needles!
First, the pictures, and then the info…
The pattern is called Knotty or Knice Socks from the Fall 2008 issue of Interweave Knits.
I cast these on 9/28/08 and bound them off yesterday (1/3/09).
The main reason why it took me so long to complete them is because I put them down many times to work on other projects. Plus, the yarn was so thin that I had to use a cable needle. Argh! Once I got the hang of the way the cables worked, I flew through the pattern repeats.
The yarn is Trekking Pro Natura, colorway #1545. I used size 1 (2.50mm) needles. I knit these using two circular needles…my favorite method. I worked five pattern repeats on the foot and five more on the leg.
If I were to change anything, I would have left more stitches across the toes. I do not have pointy toes, and these definitely go to a point. This is the neat thing about making your own socks is that you can customize them to fit your own feet perfect.
Ok…a note about the yarn.
I’ve gotta say that when I started working with it, I found it splitty. The needles kept poking through the center of the strands, making it difficult to cable. However, I got used to it and eventually didn’t have a problem. I also found the yarn a bit rough. The yarn is 75% wool and 25% bamboo. After putting them on for the pictures, I have decided that they are going to be warm. I’m sure they’ll soften up with a few washes.
Thanks for looking at these and reading all of my ramblings.