Chevron Socks, started December 15th 2007, finished January 22nd, 2008.
Pattern: Chevron from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch.
Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Marathon Socks – San Diego (75% Wool 25% Nylon 100g 400m/437yds)
Needles: Hiya Hiya stainless steel 40″/100cm US1/2.25mm circs
Modifications German Twisted cast on, and Magic Loop.
Lessons Learned: German Twisted Cast On, Forethought heel.
Cost of Project: $4 for the yarn!
Would I knit it again? Unlikely.
Pattern Notes and Comments: This yarn was in clearance for only $4! I still have a lot left because I got very bored doing the first leg. It’s a rather short cuff as a result. I’m not crazy for the yarn colours which is why I wanted to use something like chevron to make it interesting. I hate provisional cast on. The forethought heel was not difficult, but it wasn’t fun either. The pattern is not a stretchy one which will be good to wear in these cold winter days as it really hugs my foot. It is rather mindless knitting for awhile which can be both good and boring. I love my Hiya Hiya needles though. Also, I love this book. It has so many wonderful sock patterns. I’m probably going to knit a pair of socks in February as well.
Those are amazing! I showed them to my husband and said, “This is what a badass knitter’s socks look like!” And he said, “I’m forced to agree. That is some badass knitting.” Then I showed my son, and he gave an astonished laugh and then said, “Wow!” Then my husband was all supportive, as he usually is, and assured me I could make such socks someday. I don’t know, though! I’m taking forever just getting to the heel on a plain old beige sock.
dewey – I’m very flattered by your comments as always. It’s all in the yarn. Part of the fun is buying cool sock yarn. Once you turn the heel, you’ll feel so proud and accomplished. Socks are so easy once you get into them. 🙂
Wow, fantastic designs on those socks. That is some serious knitting. Good job!