I love that word, meander. On a day like today, where I feel like doing everything slowly, it just feels very appropriate!
So, time to report on another FO. It’s a pair of socks I started way back in May – that were meant to be a bonus pair for my self-imposed sock club (SISC2011). They are called, appropriately, Meandering! I used this scrummy yarn:
It’s the second pair of these socks I’ve made. The first time, I didn’t do the patterned toe, so this was an interesting experience!
When I started the socks, I was quite poorly with tonsilitis and was off work for several days. As a result, I flew through the first sock:
I ended up knitting the whole of the first sock in just three days (which is pretty good for me on a patterned sock!). And then promptly didn’t knit anything for over a month. Very strange because I love the pattern, particularly in combination with this yarn.
I eventually finished them on the 31st July, so instead of making them as bonus socks, they’ve acted as my June/July socks and stopped me falling too far behind. As long as I finish my next pair by mid-September, we’re all good!
Here are some of the sock specifics:
- 13 rows for the cuff.
- Picked up and knitted the gusset stitches, rather than purled.
- Knitted 9 total repeats of pattern down the whole sock before getting to the toe.
- Knitted the patterned toe, however grafted toe shut after decreasing to 24 sts total as this was enough for my foot.
- Sock #1 took 41g of yarn.
- Sock #2 took 42g of yarn.
- 22g of yarn remaining!
And now some pics:
Yay for socks!