I wanted a different type of sock pattern on the needles for my final cast on, and these socks fit the bill. I like working the lace but there’s enough rhythm to the pattern that I don’t have to check the chart much.
It’s a big repeat – 28 rounds – so what you see here is just one full repeat. I love those types of patterns; it makes the knitting go by quickly. Really quickly. And the pattern is one of those that needs some blocking to relax – right now it has a bit of an egg crate look to it.
The yarn – Brown Sheep Wildfoote – was bought on our honeymoon a few years ago. I discovered it in my sock yarn bin and realized I had never added it to Ravelry. This is my first time using this yarn and so far I’m not loving it. It’s splitty and I have to fight with it a bit when doing decreases. For now, I think I’d stick with Trekking or Regia for solid-colored, machine-made yarns because both of them have a tighter twist.
For now I’m sticking with this though. Famous last words, right?
I’ll catch you on the purl side.