It took a while, but my April socks are finally done, albeit in the middle of May.
First time you saw these it was as a curl of 240-odd stitches on a too-small cable-needle.
Then I wondered if the effect I was getting, with the yarn choices I’d made, was right for the construction method of the project.
After much deliberation – and knitting one half of the sock – I opted to de-ply the yarn I had double-stranded and re-wind it so that I could make the second half in alternate stripes of variagated and solid.
DH declared it to be a Wampum Belt but, for me, this project was the sock-equivalent of the Baby Surprise Jacket – only you know that it’s a pair of socks. More importantly, you don’t know that it’s really going to fit until you sew it up. The project had a different surprise in store for me, however: I ran out of yarn 10 rows before the end.
I was quite daunted by the idea of grafting the 200-odd stitches on the seams – four times over! However, Debbie New describes a Super-simple grafting method that helped me get the job done without fear or stress.
Then, the final test: trying them on…