I started making http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lace-wings-socks but the pattern really didn’t work with this yarn! So I ripped back to the cuff and went forward with this pattern instead. The Lace Wings is 64 stitches vs 68 for this pattern, but since my standard sock size is 64st, I think it’ll work out.
Cuffs are ktbl1/p1 instead of k1/p1, again per the other pattern.
Am making these one at a time since I don’t want to rewind this yarn.
May 11, 2016
Finished sock #1 (I love that it has a bright green toe!)
May 17, 2016
OMG, forgot my phone today, which has the pattern on it, and it’s been just long enough since I last made socks that I forgot that heel-turning comes before picking up stitches for the gusset. Luckily, it’s very very very obvious what’s wrong as soon as the stitches are picked up!
Which is also to say that I’m already done with the heel flap for the 2nd sock.
Took a break & did the heel turn & pickup: all ready to go with the gusset….
ZOMG these increases are hard to follow. I mean, I’m getting what it’s supposed to do, but my brain hurts.
March 10, 2016
I may have done some cock-eyed increases in the shoulders over the last few days, especially since I did a bunch of knitting at an all-day mandatory training. Might keep going anyway.
March 23, 2016
I agonized for days (while sick no less) whether to go with the increases as written, try for another set, or even rip back and reknit with my “old style” (ie, 4.25mm) #6 needles. The pattern says it’s approximately a “L or European 42”, which research says _might_ be too small?
But during a bout of insomnia on Monday morning, and after looking at it again, measuring everything again, etc, I decided to just go with pattern as written.
April 6, 2016
Yesterday cast off the body, today started on a sleeve.
April 11, 2016
Overall, I’m pleasantly surprised at how fast this was to make. I finished off the sleeves with garter instead of ribbing, because I wanted them to bell instead of contracting. Wondering if I ought to have done with the same with the bottom? Had just enough yarn for this pattern; either the sleeves or the body could’ve been just a smidge longer but I like leaving myself extra if I can. Really looking forward to wearing this once it’s finished drying!
June 27, 2016
Update after a few months of wearing off and on: I like the shape a lot, but the wool is a little heavy and the underarms have felted a bit.
Did 7 repeats on the wrist instead of 10, because I’m a little nervous about running out of yarn & it seemed long enough.
This is a really nice basic pattern, BTW, and FAST. (First hand completed in one day, split between yarnageddon time & D&D knitting.) Might make a pair for myself.
June 16, 2016
Gave these to Michelle (graduation gift) and they fit perfectly and even matched the clothes she was wearing today!