Dabbling with Dapple
January 21, 2013 5 Comments
I had decided to do the sock of the month club in 2013 because I wanted to learn new techniques, try new patterns and use up some of my sock yarn. We all know what happened with the January attempt, despite the set back I still didn’t want this month to be a total bust, since there are only 12 chances, I figured completely forgoing the first month might be in my best interest. So, I decided that I would still attempt to learn something new this month with a pair of socks and in the end I cast on these darlings.
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Sport
Needle size: 2.75mm (US 2)
What I am learning from this pair: Toe-up (figure 8 cast on), working with a sport yarn (more of a heavy fingering weight) because of these two things I am also learning to branch out from my traditional vanilla sock recipe.
I cast these on Thursday evening, after more than a few attempts of fiddling with needle size. They are cooking along quiet nicely (the self striping doesn’t hurt) if I do say so myself. Between these and the
soul-sucking, behemoth, lovely blanket for my brother’s wedding it has been pretty simple knitting. I am definitely contemplating some lace, just to take the edge off. Until then, anyone know of a good heel pattern for toe ups?