Pattern: Cable Twist Socks
Pattern Source: Hello Yarn
Yarn: KnitPicks Gloss; Colorway: Black (2) skeins
Needles: KnitPicks Circular (2) Size 1 US
Modifications: I knit this from the toe-up using Judy's magic cast on and increasing until I reached 56 total stitches. I changed the pattern stitch on the foot to include a P2 at the beginning of each row so that there were 30 stitches included in the pattern stitch (on the foot section only) instead of 28. I was concerned that 56 stitches wouldn't fit over my fat legs, so I worked the heel flap & ankle setup round until I had 33 stitches on that section so that when I joined it with the original 30 stitches on the foot, I ended up with a total of 63 stitches. Confused? So am I! That's why I took meticulous notes with scribbling here, there & everywhere.
Notes: I really do like the KnitPicks Gloss yarn because it's nice to work with & is very affordable. The only thing I didn't like though was my color choice because unless you have excellent lighting, working in dark colors on such small needles can be tricky! I really enjoyed the pattern stitch & that it was simple to memorize & gave a simple elegance to the finished socks. I will DEFINITELY knit this pattern again!
Completed: January 2007
Did anyone notice that Blue Moon Fiber Arts has redone their website and added new yarn types? I was at Judy's blog admiring her newly started socks in the Rooster Rock colorway from Socks That Rock. Of course it made me click on the Socks That Rock link that she gave & I spied the January One colorway. Of course I clicked on that link too & noticed more yarn choices in that colorway. I knew they had they 100% Superwash Merino in lightweight, mediumweight, and heavyweight, but there were also 3 other choices:
- Silkmo: (64% Kid Mohair / 20% Mulberry Silk / 16% Nylon) laceweight 794 yards
- Geisha: (70 Kid Mohair/ 20% Mulberry Silk/ 10% Nylon) sportweight 990 yards
- Seduction: (50% Merino / 50% Tencel) 400 yards