Change of plans

Installment #5 of my self-imposed sock club was supposed to be Cablenet by Ariel Barton, in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock. However, I got one repeat in before I realized that this wasn’t my best yarn-to-pattern match ever.

It’s actually even less visible in person than it is in this photo. Which is kind of baffling, seeing as I’m actually using the yarn called for in the pattern. But somehow, the cabling doesn’t show up as well here as it does in the sample. Maybe it’s because of the color? I’m using a darker shade, after all.

So as I saw it, my options with this yarn were:

1. Keep knitting Cablenet anyway.
2. Knit Cablenet, but twist all the knit stitches.
3. Knit a completely different pattern.

I decided against #1 because, well, it’s an awful lot of work for a not-clearly-visible pattern! It’s not like, say, Spey Valley, where the pattern got slightly lost in spots but wasn’t much effort to actually knit.

I seriously considered #2. But then I remembered I just knit two sock patterns with twisted stitches in a row. And, I’d really like to knit this pattern as is someday – just with a different yarn, one that better shows off tiny cables.

Which left option 3:

I’m now knitting Evening Stockings for a Young Lady, from Knitting Vintage Socks. Which I’m going to shorten, because I’m pretty sure I don’t have enough of this yarn for knee socks. Ahh, much better!

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