I finished 3 pairs of socks that had patterns. They weren’t real complicated. When you knit a patterned sock, you have to concentrate because of the change in stitches in the rows. After knitting 3 patterned socks, I decided I needed a break and picked a basic sock pattern using Abstract Fiber’s supersock in the koi pond colorway using a size 1 needle. This sock was more of a challenge than the patterned socks.
When knitting the leg, I dropped a stitch and had to rip back to get the correct stitches on the needle. Then I got to the heel flap and dropped a stitch. I had to rip back again to the beginning of the heel flap and start over. Then I got to the leg and yes, I dropped a stitch again. This time, I had to rip back to the leg and start again with the heel flap. Thank goodness three times was the charm and now I have finished the first sock. I don’t know if it was me or the new ChiaoGoo red lace needles that I was using. Go figure.
I love the yarn and the colorway of the socks.
My local yarn shop finally got in some Lorna’s Laces Solemate yarn and I bought a skein in the Vera colorway. I just have to pick a patterned sock to knit with this yarn.