September 12, 2005
A Long Lost Pair of Socks
Way back last May, I started a pair of socks. The Whitby socks from Knitting on the Road, to be exact. You don't remember them because I never posted about them. There wasn't really anything interesting to say. I finished one sock, started the other, and was wholly unimpressed. They got put away in favor of something else.
This weekend, as part of my continuing quest to *finish*, I took them out of hiding. I intended to use the yarn to knit the Cascading Leaves Socks instead. But you know what? These socks are okay! They'd make decent winter socks. Plus, one is already done... Onward to finishing!
Here's the already finished sock:
The second one is almost to the heel:
Maybe they are not my favorite pair of socks ever, but the pattern is fun. It goes really fast. I am using size 3 needles, and recycled sweater yarn.
The main pattern is made up of two 6-stitch cables, separated by a panel with a knit/purl pattern. This knit/purl pattern is ingenious.. its a 5-row diamond whose sole function is likely to keep track of rows. Each time the diamond is complete, its time to cross the cables. No row counting required! Love it.