As planned, I got the socks finished for Friday (yesterday in fact!) It felt like a long old slog on the cuffs as rib seems to take longer than plain knit.
Mr C has tried them on and they are a good fit, which is a relief since I made him try them on so many times.
The yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Essential DK and I love the way the stripes have worked out. I used a toe up sock pattern by The Yarn Owl and adapted it slightly as I needed longer socks.
I used the Turkish cast on, which was a new one for me. I actually modified that as well as I think I wrapped the yarn around the needles the opposite way to the tutorial. Anyway, I think it has worked out for the best as the toes seem to have a double thickness of yarn due to the way it has twisted. I’m hoping this will add addition strength as these will be welly socks.
The cuffs were worked entirely in 2×2 rib. As Mr C wanted longer socks, I had to add in some increases as there wasn’t quite enough give in the number of rib stitches in the pattern. I increased over the course of 10 rows to try and give a gentle taper rather than a flare, and it seems to have worked really well.
Mr C is very pleased with his socks and I am glad they’re done. (I’m also glad I used dk yarn as size 12 socks would have taken forever in sock weight!)
Have you managed to complete any projects this week? Do you always seem to end up changing patterns slightly? (For me thats the awesome thing about making things myself-they really are custom made.)