Saturday, February 23, 2008
These are my fifth completed pair this summer and I'm still hitting my "one pair per month" goal. These have been the fastest to knit so far. Less than two weeks from start to finish!
The yarn is Cascade Fixation, which I bought online because the Snook hates wearing wool on his feet. It's thicker than a normal 4ply, and all the patterns I could find were either girly or boring though. I mentioned my frustration to Bex, and she remarked that she was working on a simple sock pattern at the moment. She e-mailed me the stitch pattern and it was perfect. (She's since put the pattern up on Ravelry as a free download.) I knitted these two at a time on two 4mm circular needles. I used Judy's Magic Cast On for the toe, and a basic short row heel for the heel. A little bit of 1x1 ribbing at the top, and Voila! Man socks. (More details in my notebook on Ravelry.)