Sport Spice Man Socks, started June 12, 2016, finished July 20, 2016.
Pattern: Spice Man – Basic toe-up, all sizes
Size: US 6.5/UK 4/EUR 36
Yarn: This is some clearance yarn I bought years ago. It had a simple label indicating that it was Needful Yarns Perform Sock Yarn – 50% wool and 50% CoolMax – a wicking fibre. No other info on gauge, washing, or yardage.
Needles: US1/2.25mm 40″/100cm circulars. My standard sock needles.
Modifications & Notes: Since this is a basic sock pattern, modifications are necessary and encouraged. I wanted to learn this heel for the first time.
- Using my standard 2.25mm for sock knitting; with this yarn, it results in a tighter gauge about 40sts over 10cm rather than the 32sts/10cm in the pattern – prefer tighter gauge sock yarn especially for my sport socks
- 2AAT on long circular, but this did not work out as I had to do heels and heel flap separately
- Really like the heel flap and the gusset; would definitely use the techniques again except I’d have to do it separately when I got to the heels
- Knit leg for about 3” and cuff for about 1”
Lessons Learned: Another heel flap and gusset technique for toe-up
Cost of Project: $2 for the yarn!
Would I knit it again? Sure.