Loksins: off to a great start


I cast on for Cassie’s Loksins this morning, and I’m already more than halfway through the first sock. I absolutely love knitting this pattern. It’s an 8-row repeat which seems to be my perfect repeat length — long enough for real progress, but short enough to not feel like I have to knit forever before I’ve completed a single repeat.
The yarn? I love it too. It’s the Regia Bamboo I picked up at MDSW last month. It’s much drapier than a 100% wool sock — a good match for the lace in this sock — but it still has nice body to it, and even a little bit of sheen. Like other bamboo yarns it can be a bit splitty, but it’s not too bad.
I decided to follow the pattern with almost no mods. I’m doing this cuff-down, but I did do a short row heel instead of the flap. Since I know exactly how to do a short row heel to fit my foot, I couldn’t bring myself to bother with the flap.
ps – sorry for the funky picture quality. my hard drive died this week and i have a loaner until it gets fixed. i miss my photoshop :(

16 thoughts on “Loksins: off to a great start

  1. Yours is the first I’ve seen “out in the wild”, and it looks great! I figured there would be short row heels and all of that subbed for what I wrote – I know I do the same thing all the time.
    Thanks for trying it out – I’m really glad you’re liking it.

  2. NIce pattern there. The yarn is lovely for the hands too, isn’t it? I loved knitting with it already beacause of that.

  3. Do you think the sock will stay up alright without a ribbed cuff? That’s the first thing I wondered when I saw the pattern. It’s lovely, though! And your picture is fine. :o)

  4. I’m a frequent reader of your blog, but this is my first comment. I was just hoping for an update on your skirt! You keep changing projects on me! (Note that this is coming from someone who is not exactly a multi-tasking knitter!)
    Like Elizabeth, I always worry about socks falling down without a ribbed cuff. Especially given the drapiness of the yarn you mentioned! Let us know how they turn out!

  5. (drive by commenting, Hi!)
    Try the gimp to edit pictures until you can get back to your photoshop. Or there are online ones like picnik, which some people like but I loathe. I know how hard it can be to be away from your favorite editing software! The sock looks great.

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