it's monday.. i'm not fully skewed yet. but i'm working on it. lol.
the more i work on this pattern the more i realize how very different it is from "normal" sock patterns. not that i'm a huge expert here... (ahem.. this is totally my first sock on small needles and small yarn.. ) but from what i can gather, it's just a strange way of constructing a sock. that being said.. i loove the outcome!
choice of yarn is definitely key. self striping is important... or a variegated i suppose.. but i think self striping would look nicest, don't you think so?
my tips so far on this pattern are... make sure to keep your notes for your first sock! you totally won't remember exactly what you did at certain points of the pattern (unless you followed it exactly as written)... so i keep my sheet close by. i separated the sections of the sock and ticked off how many repeats i did as opposed to what the pattern says. because hey, we all have different sized feet. and for knitters who don't usually do "two of" patterns.. like socks, or mitts... you have to remember that once you're done the first one... you've still got one more to knit!
seems a very simple easy to remember idea, but trust me... sometimes that very simple easy rule can just be easily forgotten. yes. really.
also, it's a very good idea to mark the center of your round. i just
used a safety pin... oh and the whole dpn thing? totally doable on this
i'm enjoying this kal though. and i'm feeling encouraged to knit more socks... so that's pretty awesome. i don't hate sock knitting... i'd say the first sock knitting experience so far is great!
who knows, maybe the next sock pattern i tackle will be this:
...i said maybe... :)
how about you? are you enjoying this kal so far? if this is your first sock pattern, are you encouraged to keep on knitting socks? do you have an absolute favourite pattern? do you find yourself attracted to more difficult patterns, (like lace and knee high.. lol)? i'm so in the mood to chat, and i love your company! xo