When I started this weekend I made a commitment to myself to finish these socks. May’s impending festivities combined with my festival yarn pact is starting to sink in.
I need to knit more socks, people.
i kept my commitment
Pattern: My own interpretation of the Sideways Sox Supreme from Socks Socks Socks.
Yarn:Tess’ Designer Yarns Supersock and Baby. This is such a nice yarn. I made my Jaywalkers in Tess’ a year and a half ago and they’re still vivid and barely pilling. Very impressive given that I wear those socks almost-weekly throughout the fall, winter and early spring.
Thoughts: I like the idea of sideways knitted socks and I’d consider these a good first try at this new technique.
They slouch very quickly, so in my next pair I’d like to find a stretchier stitch pattern for the cuff.
And, the foot can be a good 3/4″ shorter and still fit (maybe even an inch). Since that’s the direction of the stretch, there’s a lot of give there. It reminds me of the way I felt when I first tried on a garter stitch heel.
Still, I love these socks and I’m so happy to have used this yarn for a good purpose. And since it’s still chilly around here, I’ll be able to wear them to work tomorrow. I can’t wait!