Pattern | Boyfriend Socks by Alice Bell
Yarn | The Knittery 4 ply Sock: Merino in Vineyard
Needles | 2.75mm circular needles
One of the perils about knitting one sock at a time is that if you put one side in hibernation and you happened to make modifications to it without making a note, you tend to forget all about it. When I picked up the second side, I discovered just how bad the consequences can get. While it’s nothing drastic like one foot being shorter than the other, the slightly shorter leg portion resulted in me having to add more length to the cuff. This coupled together with the fact that I forgot how to do a short row heel AND not bother to check/refer to my usual reference meant that the second sock didn’t look all that great. No holes, thankfully.
Anyway, the sock was knitted toe up using the figure 8 cast on and I ended it with the EZ sewn bind off with a 1×1 rib for the cuff. I might go back to my old way of casting on for the toes – the figure 8 cast on was quite fiddly to work with and I didn’t appreciate having to redo the toe at least once for the second sock; too loose and all. It was also my first pair on two circular needles, which made it fun to knit on the train.
This pair got me all fired up to work on socks again, so much so that I decided to stock up on DPNs!!! And me, someone who suffers from SSS – Second Sock Syndrome! Bad idea. So looking at the issues I had with this, I might as well stock to doing two socks at a time on two circulars.
O’well, at least the hubby appreciates it…even though it’s two years late plus it beats getting him football gifts (he’s more of a rugby man!).