I remember the days when I swore I’d never knit socks ever again. They are long gone. The Mr loves a hand knit sock. So much so that you can’t let him near a yarn shop unaccompanied. We called into my LYS last week for a circular cable and a spool of sewing thread and spent £19. Two large balls of sock yarn had somehow found their way into the basket.
Apparently his concern was that a couple of nights previously I’d had no knitting to do until I’d acquired said cable. He couldn’t leave me without any knitting, could he. What sort of a husband would he be!?!?
Thankfully, I did finish the Caribbean socks just in time for Valentine’s day. More good luck than good judgement I can assure you.
The yarn, you may recall, is Jawoll Magic. It’s a bit of a pest to knit. It’s kinda puffy, I suspect due to the nylon content, so I found it a bit snaggy on the needles. That said, I used bamboo needles that were a little past their sell-by date so they won’t have helped.
I would knit this again, but only because I’ve treated myself to some KnitPro Karbonz for sock knitting.
I’m not usually a fan of anything other than wood as I like quiet knitting, but I think for socks, the dpns take too much of a bashing and I need smooth. I’ve got another pair of socks on theses needles as I speak. One that is equally puffy and pesky. It’s a joy. These needles are divine…and not overly clicky! I’m seriously contemplating replacing all my needles with them.
The pattern, as always, is my favourite vanilla sock pattern from Regia. You can find it free on Ravelry here.