In my splurge to LYS on my B-day, I found a yarn that would work for my son’s liking. Sadly, I can only cast on one sock (instead of 2-at-a-time) on two circulars yesterday. I wasn’t sure exactly the stretchy yarn would work so I got only one ball of yarn. No…I didn’t want to rewind into two balls. Oh well…As I anxiously anticipated, two socks were NOT equal. I was way too apprehensive not wanting to pull the fiber too much. The difference is minor but noticeable for a self-critical perfectionist…
I cast on 6 stitches and increase to 32 stitches for toe-up. Arch expansion was interesting as all increases were accomplished on one side only. Until one sock was completed, I wasn’t sure about it. Cast off using EZ’s Sewn Bind-off is perfect so long you don’t pull tight on fiber.
Pattern – Sunrise Socks (Sidestream Sock Architecture) from New Pathways for Sock Knitters Book One by Cat Bordhi
Yarn – ½ skein of Cascade Fixation Solid Sage Green
Needles – Two US Size 4 Addi Circulars
Gauge: 5 stitches/10 rows in an inch/stockinette
Modification – Unlike the pattern, I knitted only 16 rows of leg per pattern without cuff.
Took me – Whipped these up in a few hours in between reading.
Comments – Once I grasp the sidestream architectural concept, it is a great, fun, and easy mindless TV knitting or knitting-to-go pattern. It makes a terrific gift that knitted up easily in a few hours. See more photos here.
I must return my focus to packing for a week-long R&R in Eugene, Portland, and Newberg…and did I mention I still have to run kids around to 4H sewing and Gymnastic practice…before heading out later today? Better catch my breath…remember…breathe!