Friday, April 29, 2016

Springtastic

Guys, I just knit the most textured, cabledy socks I've ever seen.  They're Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter's Springtastic Socks.  Ah, my need to make something "more" has been completely satisfied.  The lower cuff also meant I could finish before the end of the Holla Knits KAL 2016.




Details:  I planned to use size US 0 needles since this pattern required a larger cast on than I normally use, but I couldn't find them.  So I used my 1s and thought "tightly" through mental gritted teeth while I worked.

 

I followed the pattern completely except I left a few more stitches at the toe for binding off.  I don't know if it would make a difference, but these socks seemed to make a more pointed toe than I have.  my feet seem almost straight across.  The fit is perfect, so I'm thinking it was a good call.

The yarn was Let's Stay Home on the The Fawn & the Fox's Raven base.  I think I've already mentioned that I was unsure about using a busier yarn for these, but I loved the results.



Though I'm glad I chose this pattern for this yarn, looking at the stockinette portion makes me think it would make a great pair of vanilla socks.


If you think mine were chock full of stuff knitter's like, check out all of the variegated, lengthened, striped, and modified pairs on the Ravelry thread.

(more on ravelry, kollabora, flickr, instagram)

My other post including these socks is here.

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