Loksins: done!

Loksins Done!

Just slightly over a week after I cast on, and they’re done.
ETA: i forgot the best part! 2 balls of fest yarn are gone!!
Pattern: Cassie’s Loksins socks
Yarn: Regia Bamboo Color in Red Spot Color
Needles: KnitPicks 2.5mm / US #1 (3.25mm / US #3 to cast on)

  • Short row heel instead of flap
  • I knit 9 repeats for the leg, 7 repeats for the foot, and 2 plain rounds between the lace and starting the toe decreases. I wear a women’s US shoe size 7.5 or 8.
  • Next time I’d make the legs longer, but I’ll need a few extra leg sts to do that.
  • Thoughts on the yarn: The wool content works really well with the bamboo. These socks have a great, soft hand, but the wool gives them resiliency. The ballband says it can be machine washed and dried, but I think I’m going to knit up a swatch first. I don’t know what to expect the bamboo to do.

That’s really all there is to say. It’s a great pattern — absolutely addicting to knit, and beautiful to wear. I can’t recommend it enough.

30 thoughts on “Loksins: done!

  1. Gorgeous! I would GUESS that the bamboo acts like linen… but I’ll be interested in reading your swatch test report!

  2. I may be growing obsessed with this yarn. SO PRETTY! love the pattern, and I actually like the shorter length!
    Great job! So FAST!

  3. Dude, I can definitely tell that you were into that pattern. They were done lightning-quick! And look fantastic. Definitely going on my list.

  4. I have one finished and it is a fun pattern to knit! Your socks look great and I like the way they turned out in that colorway, too.

  5. Very nice!
    Although I’m not much of a sock-knitter, your enthusiastic approval of this pattern is making me consider a pair!

  6. Love your choice of yarn – it reminds me of Ben & Jerry’s Strawberry ice-cream (the kind with real strawberries in it).

  7. They look great!
    I’ve used the Regia Bamboo before, and it does wash and dry just like they say on the label – mine are about a year old, and have suffered no ill effects from repeated washing. Although they aren’t anywhere near as pretty (or as lacey) as yours…

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