I started these socks on our annual family camping trip this summer, and set them aside to work on some other projects with about half a sock left to go. I finally picked them back up a few weeks ago and finished up the second sock. Now they’re ready to be added to the pile for Christmas (they are for D).
The yarn is Knit Picks Essentials, which I don’t believe is sold anymore (I got it from a Raveller in a destash last year). I just did the striping myself, because I only had one 50g ball of each colour. I used smaller needles than usual for these (US0, as recommended by a friend). I wasn’t sold when knitting them – the fabric seemed so dense! – but they did relax a bit in the wash and I’m pleased with them now. I’m torn about whether the extra time to knit on smaller needles will pay off in extra durability – what size needles do you prefer for socks?
(Rav link – thanks to JP for your help with these photos!)
P.S. The countdown to Rhinebeck is on, and I am so excited! Please let me know if you are going so we can try to meet up!
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