9.17.2013

The Stripey Sock Obsession Continues

I finished up the stripey socks that I worked on for fifteen months, and of course started a new pair. It was the right choice. This time, I'm using Knit Picks Felici Sport in the Southwest colorway (sadly, this yarn is discontinued, though you can still get it in fingering weight).

Once again, I'm going with a toe-up sock with afterthought heel, though this time I wanted a little more patterning than the last pair of socks. I went with the old standby: Broadripple. I modified the stitch pattern slightly to make it work for my 64 stitch count. Well, and the pattern is written for top-down with heel flap and I'm knitting toe-up.

I finished the first sock last weekend and will probably cast on the second one tonight at knit night. These socks are the perfect knit night project....mostly mindless.
I love the chevron action. I am finding them way more enjoyable to knit than the last pair. I think it must be the pattern and the fact that I'm on sport weight yarn with bigger needles. Quick socks make this knitter happy.