Well, these socks took awhile, but they’re done, and they’re so worth the effort!
Pattern: Bayerische by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote in Blue Blood Red
Needles: US0 / 2.00mm ChiaoGoo circular
The pattern really does eat yarn like crazy, but luckily I can get away with shorter socks. (In fact, due to my build, I kind of have to knit shorter socks unless I want to incorporate lots of calf shaping. Which I usually don’t. Especially with these socks!) While I only needed a little less 100g (2 skeins in this yarn), the recommendation of 150g is spot on.
Such a great pattern though. It really is quite logical in its own way – it’s easy to see where each of the four motifs are going, and it also helps that they all have a multiple of 8 rows (three have 8 rows, the last has 16). It’s also fun if you like cables and crosses, although I think you should ditch the cable needle if you usually use one. There’s so many 2-stitch crosses in each round that an extra cable would just get in the way, in my opinion.
I don’t love the yarn – I kept splitting it – but I think it shows off the pattern nicely. It’s also a bit finer than many of the other sock yarns in my stash. So, while I don’t know if I’ll ever use Wildfoote again, I think it’s a good match for a project like this.
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Hi! I know, I know, long time no blog. But I’ve had a lot going on lately, and now I have to play catchup. I’ve got several FOs to show in upcoming weeks, although with updates on a couple of my WIPs.
Speaking of WIPs, I am kind of in love with my current sock in progress:
Gorgeous, isn’t it? The pattern is Bayerische, by Eunny Jang, which I’ve wanted to knit for a few years – seriously, it’s been in my queue pretty much ever since it came out. One of the perks of my self-imposed sock club is that I’m finally using yarns and patterns I’ve had for quite awhile.
Speaking of the self-imposed sock club, I’m actually a little behind schedule right now. I was aiming for six pairs of socks this year, or one pair for every two months. Yet, here we are, 7 months into the year, and I’m still on the second sock of my third pair.
Oh well. It’s not really all that surprising when you think about it. 96 stitches per round in the cuffs and 82 in the feet, half of which are twisted, make for a kind of time-intensive sock. And a several-week hiatus from knitting didn’t really help either.
I’m rather enjoying it despite how long it’s taking, though. I don’t normally like doing this many twisted stitches, but I do really like cabling and crossing stitches, so the latter is really making up for the former here.
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