I’ve recently finished two pairs of socks, and I’m getting ready to start another two.
Finished: Leaning socks
This is my first pair of worsted weight socks, and they went really quickly. The pattern‘s a translation, though, and not very easy to follow. It also assumes a certain amount of sock-knitting knowledge. I thought I took excellent notes as I went along, but the toes ended up different than each other anyway. I dithered for more than a week, trying to decide if I could live with the inconsistency, but I finally just decided to finish them. I used stash Lion Brand wool, it took less than 2 skeins for the pair.
Finished: Denim blue Rivulets
Yarn: Araucania Ranco Multy in colorway 328
These socks were my first toe-up socks, and the making was not without hiccups. I had to rip them out several times before I finally got the needle size and foot length right. All that’s really my fault, though, not the pattern’s. I really love them! I’ll definitely be making more toe-up socks. Just realized my bind off at the cuff is too tight. But they’re still very wearable. I do hope this yarn holds up better than the other from this brand I used, though (which had different fiber content, so I think there’s a decent chance — plus, these are knit at a smaller gauge, which has to help, right?).
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Sockin’ Sox, color 002; superwash wool, bamboo, nylon
This hugely popular pattern is sung as the (one of the) preeminent answer(s) to pool-happy yarn. Which is what I discovered I have after casting on for a pair of stockinette short socks a month or two ago. (Well, at least at the gauge I was working at.) So, Cookie A. Monkeys it is.
Queued: Handspun brights
Remember this yarn? Yeah. I’m planning to use this Wendy Knits pattern. This definitely calls for a simple pattern, as I’m expecting the yarn to sing. After looking through patterns, I’m hopeful I’ll have enough of this yarn to not require something else for the cuffs or heels/toes.