While in the midst of perusing Ravelry for sock patterns I found and fell in love with these socks by Adrian Bizilia of Hello Yarn: Cable Twist Socks. They looked super comfy and also appeared to be a supremely quick knit. I s’pose knitting worsted weight socks will do that to you.
I was struck again by the “I know what gauge this yarn is” pitfall that has been plaguing me of late. I thought this yarn was worsted but on Ravelry it’s listed as DK although I would really beg to differ. The other fun part is that the label is almost entirely in Japanese. As I went to rip back my swatch I suddenly realized this yarn has mohair in it. 🙂 Woops. I then proceeded with the knowledge that I can not make any mistakes. Luckily I did quite well and didn’t have to rip back once.
As always Adrian’s directions are great and really make it easy to learn a new technique – the cable twist. I plan to make these socks again for some loved ones. They were a really nice break from knitting very long man socks. The men in my life need to have shorter feet.
Description: Squishy socks for me.
Pattern: Cable Twist Socks. by Adrian Bizilia of Hello Yarn
Yarn used: 2.36 skeins of Olympus Make Make in colorway 3 (90% wool, 10% mohair) 25 g / 68 yds
Care Instructions: Hand wash
Needle Size: US 3 (3.25 mm)
Modifications: I knit the cuff shorter, only 3 pattern repeats, because I didn’t have as much yarn as the pattern called for. Also, I wasn’t sure I could make up 64 yds in a 2 shoe size length difference.
Finished Size: Ladies US 7
Date Started: 10/14/2008
Date Completed: 10/24/2008
Notes: I would definitely make these again. Preferably with a little more yarn on hand next time. 🙂