I finished the first sock of the fourth pair in the Handmade Sock Society season 2 series. I love it as well as all the other socks I’ve knit in this series.
I followed my row count as in the other socks and this one is a bit too small/short in the foot length. Like one-half to three-quarters of an inch. That might not seem like a lot as socks do have stretch to them, however, this one was stretched to the max and it would feel uncomfortable on my size 8 foot.
We’re headed to Mr. Aitch’s brother’s house this weekend (on the motorcycle – that’s another story) and my S-I-L wears a size six shoe. I’ll take the finished sock with me to see 1.) if it fits her foot and 2.) she would want the pair. If the answer is no to either of those questions, I’ll unknit the toe and add another pattern repeat. That should do it
I’ve made great progress on the fourth sock in the Handmade Sock Society season 2 series: Cornish Cream Tea socks. I’ve already turned the heel and am knitting the foot of the first sock.
I’m loving all the different shades of grey in Knit Picks Stroll in Thunderhead.
One thing I have learned from knitting all the socks in this series is that I can’t concentrate on the lace patterns AND decrease the heel gusset while listening to an audiobook. This lace pattern on this sock is easier for me to read from the included chart rather than the written pattern. But the decreases are on the written pattern page and not the chart thus making me flip back and forth between the two. I forget to do that when listening to a book. I could remedy that by rewriting the chart but it’s only for 20 rows.
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 color is pooling and the stitches are obscured.
It’s almost a swirling design.
Plus I’m not enjoying the feel of the yarn while knitting, nor the finished part so far. It’s coarse and not soft. Maybe that’s due to the cotton content. I don’t know.
But I DO know that I will begin anew with a different yarn. My old stand-by: Knit Picks Stroll. Midnight Heather is a rich deep blue. (I’d rather use a tonal but I don’t have any in my stash that I’m willing to use for socks. The yardage for those yarns is enough for some shawls and I’d hate to use some and not have enough for later.)
I only have 56 grams in this dye lot and will need about 70-80 grams. I might use black for the cuffs, heels, and toes…