It’s the best of socks, it’s the worst of socks. It’s my first sock.
I really enjoyed making it.
Life is good.
This is the Cuff-Down Sock from MDK Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust, in plain stockinette stitch.
Hotel lobby chair has that chiaroscuro vibe. The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Sock in the shade Alice Gadzinsky. it’s real pretty. I’m starting to think that maybe the yarn is the whole point of knitting socks.
It’s the size large, so: 72 stitches in circumference. Kind of roomy. Might be I could go down a size next time.
I am using US Size 1 needles and the 2-circulars method that Cat Bordhi taught to you and me in Newport, Oregon, lo these many years ago. (Since then, I’ve used the technique to knit sweater sleeves, and to make the semi-matching pair of baby socks I made with Cat, but this is my maiden voyage on an adult-size sock.)
I find it simple and intuitive. I also find that there’s a vertical gap in the two spots where I change from one needle to the other. Things got tidier on the foot, when I started snugging up on the stitch immediately after the switch. But the leg has two long vertical gaps.
I think they’re going to disappear when I wash the sock, and really really disappear when I wear the sock. Don’t tell me otherwise. I trust to the interconnectedness of stitches in knitted fabric, and to their stitcherly desire to even themselves out as Nature intended.
I’m going to get good at this, I promise. I’m kind of excited about it. Kay Gardiner: sock knitter.
Socks forever! See you in the knitalong on Monday!
P.S. Did you know we have all the beautiful new sock yarns and needles and fantoozlers for Field Guide No. 11 organized together into one convenient Pop-Up Shop page? We do! Life keeps getting better!