Pattern: Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley (my project: Sokkies)
Yarn: Red Heart Heart & Sole with Aloe
Needles: Clover US 2 DPNs and then a 48″ circular
Dates: January 23, 2011 to February 16, 2013
Skills: knit, purl, long tail cast-on, picking up stitches, short-rows, ssk & k2tog decreases
Notes: Love these socks. Not the softest or prettiest yarn, but I love them nonetheless (I love the random magenta stripe!). Nothing fancy here for theses honeys, 3×1 ribbing and basic sock construction. A great first sock and a great and fast knit up for a last minute gift.
I started these on DPNs and knit up most of the first sock on them. But then I put them down for a year and change. During that year I learned how to knit socks using the magic loop method on one giant circular needle by doing the VeryPink.com magic loop tutorial and pattern (my project: It’s Like Magic Y’all!!!). Changed my life y’all. When I decided to finish these I promptly went to Joann’s Etc and picked up the longest US 2 circulars they had and moved them over to them.
Now that I’ve completed my first pair of socks on circulars with actual sock yarn I feel like the (sock knitting) world is mine! Which is good, you know, seeing how I have a shitload of sock yarn stashed away in my closet.