Finally!! These lovely socks have been on my sock needles since last winter........can you believe it?? They whispered to me every now and then...........sat there making me feel guilty and even then they were ignored. I am great for whipping thru the first sock, but then my cheating heart gets me into trouble, when the boredom sets in with the second one. Although I love the socks......I am happy that they are finished.
Pattern: Marguerite's Old Shale Socks
Yarn: Lang Jawoll
Needles: Size 1 bamboo dpts.
Even though I have some pretty yummy sock yarns waiting to be knit, I made myself finish the 2 pair that had sat most of the summer, before I would allow myself to contemplate the next sock.
(I am trying to stay focused......trying, I tell ya)
I wavered over which sock yarn to start on next, but at the end of the day, this lovely Opal Silk yarn won out. After seeing these socks on Tracy's blog, I allowed myself to set on a mission to find this yarn, as it is not available in the states (not that I could find anyways)
Now the question: This opal yarn recommends using a 2.5mm (US2) needle and the pattern has you cast on 60 stitches, which is what Tracy followed. One thing I really really hate is to be able to feel the stitches on the bottom of my feet, so I almost always knit with #1's. Do you think that the opal yarn with #2's would make the stitches loose enough to feel? Would I be better off using #1's and 72 stitches? A conundrum........I'm looking forward to hearing what has worked best for you all when using Opal yarn. I love this yarn so much that I want to be sure that I love the socks too :-)