I picked up this ball of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle last week because:
It looked interesting
I needed something different to knit
I might actually use it
Following the ball band pattern, I cast 27 stitches onto US #8 needles. I slipped the first stitch of every row to make the edges neater and knit 40 rows before binding off. 90 minutes later I had one finished.
Approximately 6-inches square, each one used about 14 grams of yarn so this one ball should yield about six scrubbies.
The six-row pattern repeat was easy to follow and it looks a bit like cables though it’s not.
The yarn is 100 grams of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight in Bare handpainted with Easter egg dye by yours truly. I only used 68 grams for the socks so that leaves 32-ish grams leftover. Not enough for a second pair but could be used as cuffs, heels, toes, or something else that I haven’t thought of yet.
These are a tad too long for my feet but I do have someone in mind whose feet would fit perfectly…and would appreciate a pair of handknit socks.
The yarn is a 50g, 90-yard ball of a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend in DK weight. I used almost all eight balls. I have 28 grams left and I wish I would have made a top-down top so I could use every last inch. Alas, that was not the case.
Saturday morning found me weaving in the ends.
And now I can call it FINISHED!
I’m a bit hunched over so you can see the eyelet details but I think I look like a linebacker.
The Handmade Sock Society II second sock pattern, Samphire, is finished. Just in time for the newest pattern release for the third sock in the series, which I’ll talk about in another post.
I kitchener stitched the toe yesterday morning before checking my email for the latest pattern reveal.
Once I figured out the lacy panel and a couple of lifelines, the socks flew off my needles. Well, the second sock flew. Knitting the second sock only took a week as I was busy with other things while knitting the first one.