yarn: Socks That Rock medium weight in Rocktober
pattern: My own basic toe-up using Judy’s Magic Cast On, a wrapped, short row heel, calf increases in the center back, spread 2 sts apart (approx every inch), k2, p1 ribbing, and the Evelyn Clark Leaf Lace Shawl Bind-off. Look how pretty that bind off is!
needles: 3.25 mm / US # 3 Addi Turbo Magic Loop (I use the 24″ length to make for quick needle changing)
No one can argue that this was a long time coming. This pair of socks has seen a lot of changes.
The first sock started out as a diagonal rib sock (hated knitting it, hated the pooling), and then became a knee high with contrast koigu ribbing.
I cast on for sock #2, knit until I was almost to the ribbing, and stopped. It sat there for 6 months until yesterday.
Yesterday, I finally admitted to myself that I hated the koigu ribbing, It’s much lighter weight than STR, and I’m not a huge yellow fan. So, I weighed the yarn I had left, split it, and decided to try to knit the ribbing in half of what was left of my yarn.
So much better!.
So there you have it, my third FO in June (my most productive month this year) and yet another fest yarn used up.
Evelyn Clark’s Leaf Lace Bind Off
Work 2 sts, move both sts back to the LH needle and knit them through the back loop, *work 1 st, move both sts back to the LH needle and knit them through the back loop*
I work it loosely (or you could use a bigger needle). It makes a great chain edge that’s as stretchy as the ribbing itself.