In what has to be some sort of record for me, I finished the first sock last night. I just couldn’t stop until it was done. Both ends are woven in (don’t you love socks? just TWO measly ends)
I used the toe called for in the pattern. It’s a different toe than I’m used to doing but I wanted to try it out. You knit until there are 8 stitches left and then you pull all 8 together, bring the yarn to the inside, and weave in the end.
Technically, the toe is fine. But, it doesn’t fit my foot quite as well as a boxier toe would. I’m glad I tried it, and it’s really still OK to wear. I just know now that next time I’ll do my standard toe and kitchner the end. I actually missed kitchnering the toe. It’s one of my favorite things about cuff-down socks.
Several of you asked about how the sock stayed up since it didn’t have any ribbing. I was concerned about it myself — especially in a bamboo yarn. So, I wore it around the house last night as a test drive. The sock barely slipped down my leg at all. Maybe a 1/2 inch. I’m happily surprised!
I really do love this pattern. It makes a beautiful sock, and I’ve been thinking about modifying it to make a scarf by using several repeats of the cabley section in the center, flanked by a single column of the little circles. I think it would make a beautiful scarf as well.
In sticking with this very non-traditional knitting approach (for me, anyway) I cast on for sock 2 last night. I hope to have a finished pair by end of the weekend. After all the bad knitting mojo I had with my experimental lace scarf, I need a nice FO to balance me out.
And I really don’t care that they’re predicting it will be 94°F (34°C) on Friday. I’ll just fold them up nicely in my sock drawer so I have something to look forward to come October.
ps – a BIG thank you to Stephanie from yesterday’s comments for suggesting I try one of the online photo editing apps until I get my laptop back. it was a big help! thanks again, stephanie!