Nate said these socks remind him of confetti cake.
Started — August 16
Completed — August 22
Duration — 7 days = 1.0 week
Since discovering I prefer shorter socks, I am now able to knit a pair much faster. 🙂
Basket Weave Rib Socks by Sarah Ronchetti
This is my second pair of top-down socks. I enjoy this approach to sock knitting and intend to knit as many future pairs top-down as I can. The heel flap and turn are more intuitive to me, and the gusset looks neater.
Much of the texture of this sock design gets lost in this yarn. I chose this pattern mostly so that the socks would not be boring to knit. 🙂
Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 Splash
90% merino wool, 10% nylon
0.68 skeins = 261.1 yds used
I bought this yarn during a trip to Alabama with Nate. It was my first (and only) visit to a “local yarn store.” I treated myself with this plush, somewhat fancier yarn than I would normally use. And I am so glad I did. Though the coloring is pretty far out there, these socks make me happy. And the yarn base is so, so wonderful! These socks are incredibly soft and cushy. The yarn is plied tightly, which makes the knitting easier on tiny needles, and gives it a great stitch definition. I’d love to use this yarn base again sometime.