As I said yesterday, the tour de fleece has me totally obsessed with spinning, knitting is not getting much of a look in. Fortunately I have a few FOs that I have finished but not blogged about.
This year I am getting Christmas knitting started early, I started a pair of 6 ply socks for my Mum. As a bit of an extra challenge I decided I would do them two at a time, because I should really try it out.
I can see the advantages, mostly the tada! moment when you are finished and have a pair of socks rather than one done and casting on the second. Not having to keep count apart from on the heel flap is good too. I still don't like magic loop, it feels like knit a bit, fiddle around with cable, knit a bit more, fiddle with cable, repeat until sock is done. I find dpns much less fiddly.
Pattern: Bubble wrap socks by sock bug worked over the stitch count from the free Regia pattern
Yarn: Regia 6 ply in parrot
Needles: 3.5mm interchangeable
A stitch pattern close up
The finished socks are nice, a looser fabric than I usually make, but I thought I would see how they go done exactly to the pattern. The pattern of knits and purls does look a lot like bubble wrap and it makes for a nice fit as it pulls them snug to your foot.
Using the pattern meant I could make a pair of socks from two balls of yarn, I would have needed a third if I had used 3mm needles. But explain this, despite working the socks identically (and we know they are because they were TAAT) I ended up with two differently sized balls of leftovers.
Back to spinning for me now, I have the fibre for today all prepped and waiting, I may have accidentally spun a bit of it last night because it was too lovely to resist!