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February Sock

March 18, 2008

I just managed to finish my first sock for the February part of SKA. They are Bayerische Socks (ravelry link) by Eunny Jang. (Yes I know it is no longer February, and that March’s end is looming in the near future. It’s a good thing I have spring break, because I’m going to have to do some intense knitting to get these done before the end of March and get my next pair cast on.)  I’m so happy with the results that I may even wear only one sock around tomorrow.  Having one leg means that is an acceptable practice.  Haha!

I love how they feel. Since they were knit on size 0 needles and have tons of small cables, the fabric has this wonderfully dense and comfortable fit. Unfortunately that means that they are yarn guzzlers, and I was a little worried I wouldn’t have enough yarn. I decided to weigh the sock and the yarn I have left to see what I was in for.

I weighed the sock first. Phew!! It looks close, but I should have enough. Let’s check the yarn just in case.

Rio de la Plata yarn in Seaweed.

By the skin of my teeth! Why do I have three balls of yarn you ask? Well, this ball had issues from the beginning. When on the swift, strands that weren’t supposed to be cut got cut, leading to more ends. It ended up sitting in time out (not even with the rest of the stash. This yarn had to sit out in it’s own bag in isolation) for six months or so, until I started these socks and this yarn was screaming to be knit. Not including our first skirmish this yarn has been great to work with, and the color is beautiful.

I won’t be weaving in my ends at the toes until these are finished. Just in case I need to rip back and make contrasting toes on both socks. Here’s to extreme knitting!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2008 1:51 am

    :lol: Im putting $50.00 on that you will have to rip back and put contrasting toes on them :grin:

  2. March 19, 2008 4:45 am

    you can do it! what is it with green yarn lately needing to sit out all by itself in the corner? *sigh*

  3. March 19, 2008 5:17 am

    Ooo, I’ve always wanted to try that pattern, but I was afraid I’d go to all that work and they’d be huge on me. Usually with regular sock yarn, I knit about 64 stitches on size 1 needles, and they fit nice and snugly. I can’t imagine with the 96 or something for those socks! Do they really fit okay?

    (Sorry for all the questions! I don’t have small ankles, but for some reason socks always get loose and sloppy on me, ha ha!)

  4. March 19, 2008 6:33 am

    Oh you are a brave knitter! I started the Bayerische and did not enjoy them ONE LITTLE BIT, probably all the fault of my poor choice of sock yarn. Looks like you are using some lovely stuff though!

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