Pattern | Twisted Tweed Socks by Schrodinger
Yarn | JulieSpins Merino 370 in Seurat
Needles | 2.75 mm circulars
My first FO for 2013! This is definitely a good start considering that I used to stall a lot on my knitting projects especially with my socks.
I am still on the quest to find the right fit for myself but it looks like I’ve got the hubby’s size down to pat. This pair was made about four stitches short of his first sock so that gives me some room for modification of a pattern – I have to cast on anywhere from 76 to 80 stitches to get the right fit. I ditched the other heel I had been working on in the previous sock – heel flap – and stuck to a short-row heel instead. I do love the look of a heel flap so I reckon I’ll be attempting that for my next sock – for myself. It’s too risky to attempt anything new for gift socks. Instead, gift socks would be made up of a simple and forgiving stitch pattern plus short-row heels which have more stretch to it.
The pattern I picked is suitable for variegated yarn as it breaks up the colour patches and minimises the probability of pooling. Despite the designer’s comment about it not being stretchy, this sock IS definitely stretchy – just ignore the initial “baggy”ness in the foot as you’re working on it. I opted for a regular toe which looks better on the hubby but if you’re knitting this for yourself, a round toe shape will be more flattering.
All in all, I’m pleased with this. My next project is one of my own designs but I plan to work on a pair of socks for myself – am determined to find the right fit! Tehehehe.
Ravelry info available here.