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