I couldn’t take it any longer!!
That ball of Silk Garden Sock has been sitting in my closet and thinking about it was burning a hole in my brain! I have been dying to get started on it for a while now and I finally made a choice about a pattern and cast on the first sock this weekend. I am making Harris Tweed on size 2 needles. I am using double points since I still need to purchase size 2 circs. It is going very fast. It’s been a very long time since I made socks on anything larger than size 1’s so this is ALMOST (but not quite) like instant gratification! Harris Tweed is a top down pattern and it is very, very easy. It’s just two rows of stockinette followed by two rows of K2P2 rib, followed by two rows of stockinette, and round you go. It definitely looks more difficult than it is and I was amazed that’s all there is to it. Another great pattern for a beginning knitter.
So far the yarn is a bit coarse and has HUGE slubs in it but I don’t mind that so much. It seems to be working out fine and I hope that, like my Kureyon socks, they will wash up softer than they are now. One example the pattern designer uses was knit with one of the Noro sock yarns so I’m always happy to find a pattern that was meant for this type of yarn.
My only complaint so far, is that I am not liking all the brown, orange and peach in this. Brown and orange are my least favorite colors, and I didn’t look at pictures of the colorway before I bought it.
When I saw the outer part of the skein, THIS is what made me want to buy it! LOVE those greens and blues!
The good thing, is that eventually I’ll get to knit those colors too. I just have to plow my way through the ones I don’t care for much.
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