Being a San Diegan employed in a ridiculously casual office, I almost always wear flip-flops. But thanks to the recent rain, I’ve had to wear real shoes, and therefore I’ve been wearing fun socks. Like the following, which I finished earlier this week:
As I’ve mentioned before, I ended up knitting these at a tighter gauge (8 st/in, to be exact). It’s mostly due to a sizing issue, as the 7.5 st/in specified in the pattern would give me a slightly too large sock. That, and I just didn’t like the fabric I was getting with the looser gauge.
The pattern calls for sport weight yarn; I used fingering weight. I’d probably have to knit the sport weight ridiculously tightly to get the right gauge (as I tend to knit loosely) and besides, I already had the Baby Ull on hand.
The tubular cast on has relaxed a bit with blocking. Even so, I need to go up one needle size when casting on for socks with this method, as it’s not as elastic as I’d prefer.
These are totally my favorite socks to date. Not that I’ve knit all that many pairs, but still. These are certainly the most comfortable pair – the yarn feels lovely on my feet, and other than the fact that they’re just a bit loose around the heel, these socks fit me rather well.