After feeling guilty about Little P’s socks, I decided to give them another go. As I had expected, they required a full frog and re-consideration of the pattern. After much thought (and a couple of glasses of wine), I realised that the best way forward would be to stick with what I know (and I think I’m good at) and use the Vanilla Sock pattern with the cartridge ribbing.
To begin with I found the ribbing really hard work, but after a little while it became quite easy once I’d got the pattern in my head. I’d highly recommend using circular needles for a project like this. I kept the top-of-foot stitches on one and then sole stitches on the other so that I could start the rib from the toes and have it run seamlessly (I hope!) along and up the sock.
After I completed the pair the amateur socktographer came out to play and took a few snaps…goodness knows what the neighbours think as he muttered in his most seedy tones things like ‘Oh yeah, work it’ and ‘Flaunt those socks’. On a side note, as these were not knitted for me, they are a little large…
Yarn name: Crazy Zauberball
Colourway: Riverbed (Flussbett)
Shop: Shoppel Wolle
Materials: 75% Wool, 25% Nylon (machine washable – yay!)
Weight: 100g (420m) (c.4ply/fingering)