No one can accuse me of being an early adopter with the pattern.
Now I finally know what all the fuss is about. This pattern is fun to knit, pretty to look at, and intricate-looking enough to keep me interested.
I’m using Sliver Moon Farm’s fingering (another fest yarn circa Rhinebeck 06). Plus, it counts as my first Summer of Socks knit. And that’s a good thing considering I still have yarn for 11 more pairs of socks from festivals.
Ahem. Moving on…
I bought this yarn at the end of the last day at Rhinebeck. I had looked at it several times but kept putting it down. I’m not sure why. Look at the gorgeous variation — subtle but definitely interesting to knit. And the size of the hanks? You get 200 grams — enough for two generous pairs of socks.
What’s not to love? Hmm…well it might be that it knits up best at 10 stitches per inch. I’m really not complaining though — it’s making a sturdy sock that’s finer than most handknit ones, so II think I’m going to really like wearing them too.
And yes, your purists out there will note that I’m making them toe-up. I didn’t have to make any mods, the pattern works just as nicely when knit in the opposite direction.