Wednesday, May 2, 2007

2nd pair!

On Sunday, I completed the socks for my 3-year-old, Sparky, that have been hanging out on the needles all month. (Do socks for little people even count?)

Pattern: Based on Easy Toddler Socks (PDF) by Karen Coron. I extended the ribbing down the instep, because it helps the socks to fit even better.
Yarn: Online Euro Yarns, Green/black/brown from the Sierra colorway line (I bought it down the street, but you can get some of the other colorway lines at The Loopy Ewe)
Needles: Knitpicks Classic Circulars, size #1. Knit two socks at the same time with Magic Loop technique (nothing magic about it kids, once you start a pair, it just makes sense and it's very simple.)
Notes: I really like that this pattern uses a heel flap. The socks fit Sparky very well, and I don't think they'll slip right off of him like the short-row heels that I've knit for him in the past.
Thoughts on the yarn: I bought this yarn because it was inexpensive, accessible (down the street!), and I was in the mood for some self-striping mindlessness. As it turns out, this yarn not only knit up prettily, but it's also softer than I would have thought. I can tell that this is going to wear very well, similar to Lion Brand Magic Stripes, but with none of the stiffness. I will certainly knit with this again. (I've already got a purple color for myself.)

Cross posted from my blog, The Needle And The Damage Done.


Nad said...

I have the same yarn on my needles at the moment, second sock is just on the gussett. I knit them for my grandpa though so it takes a while to complete them- he has big feet. It is a nice self striping really- I still enjoy them for quick socks for the family.

Tracy said...

Heck yeah, kids sock count! These look great.