Pattern: ‘Vog On by Aleta Fera
Yarn: Knit Picks Essential Multi “Special” (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon), Blue Violet colorway
Needles: U.S. 2 (2.75mm) 32″ circular via Magic Loop method (Knit Picks nickel-plated Options)
After picking my way through sock #1, I zoomed through sock #2 in marathon knitting sessions on Petitjean Mountain, and bound off yesterday during a student presentation on Second Life. These socks aren’t perfect, but I love them with a passion.
I knitted the “Tequila Sunrise” toe-up version of these any-way-you-like-it socks. The toe-up heel flap is a wonderous creation in and of itself, but these socks have an eye-of-partridge heel to boot. You can see near the bottom where I dropped one of the slipped stitches and picked it up in the wrong place a row later. Other
mistakes learning opportunities: figuring out I needed to increase on the toes with kfb rather than lifted bar; putting an extra row in the lace repeat on the instep; doing something weird with the short row wraps on the right side that made them the very devil to pick up.
A stockingette foot gives you a good idea how this new variegated yarn knits up. Once the gusset increases started about 4″ from the heel, there were a couple of pools on top and bottom.
My first picot bind-off! This technique of casting on two new stitches then binding off four creates a zigzag edge with little points all around. No problems with stretchy-enough cuffs using this method.
It’s 90 degrees today, on the first day of fall. I can’t wait until it gets cool enough to slip on some handknit socks and a pair of clogs and stroll down the street like I’m the queen of Sheba.