Hot Socks!

I finally finished my latest socks…I had to re-knit one of them 2.5 times, but they’re done now!


Can you see the little spiral?

This pair is from Colinette Jitterbug, which has great colors, is nice and soft, knits very nicely…but has a really skimpy skein. Fortunately, the great folks at Twist warned me in advance, so I used a scale to make sure I didn’t use more than half the yarn on the first sock.

I used the spiraling Coriolis pattern from New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One by Cat Bordhi and I’m in love! Using her master numbers system really gets a pair of socks that fit (well, the second sock, at least). I found that, for my foot at least, that you should should round down rather than up if your foot length measurement falls between columns on her chart. I didn’t have lettered stitch markers, but didn’t find I needed them. I did find that it was MUCH easier to knit on two circs than on dpns — the dpns just couldn’t handle the arch expansion stitches.

Now I’m well on my way to my second pair from this book!


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