Once I’d finished my Hedera socks I needed some commuting knitting.
I was mean to Ben.
Look, Ben. Look at this lovely ball of yarn.
You’d like a pair of socks in this WOULDN’T YOU??
“Urmmmm”, said Ben, looking scared “Is ‘Yes’ the right answer?”
I graciously agreed to make Ben a pair of socks from the ball. I wasn’t even sure how it would knit up.
I used the very plain boring free Regia pattern that’s free with their yarn. I wanted something easy for the train – Hedera had been a bit tough on a crowded train. Plus I’d already made Ben a pair from this pattern and he finds them comfy.
I love using these self patterning yarns – I always seem to be rushing to get to the next pattern change – or in this case stripe!
The one problem is that you must be very careful to know exactly where in the pattern you start – if you want identical socks that is!
I like to use a long tail cast on for socks so the rib stretches – it also gives a nice “lashed” edge to the top of the sock. I made sure that I made my starting loop, when I cast on, at the point two colours changed.
I accidentally found that this gives a pretty contrast edge to the sock!
I’m afraid I have no “action” shots to show you of these socks – they were very fast and easy. Even though they were supposed to be “train knitting” I confess, I felt so ill<insert violins here> that I knit these some evenings too.
So here they are all finished…
Not fabulously exciting but now bad for a sicky girl!
Hmmm there is something missing???
We’ve had knitting, WIPS, FOs, traumas, Mewsley….where’s Thug?
OK, OK, Thug Fans…
He condescended to model with the Ben socks….
He’s such a busy cat!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||Regia free sock pattern|
|Yarn:||Opal sock yarn|
|Washing and Wearing:||easy peasy – washing machine and tumble dryer!|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes – perfect for commuting|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||none|