KNIT. SOCK. LOVE. : BFF • Clandestine • Cusp • German Stockings • Gothic Spire • Hedera • In and Out • Lissajous • Marilinda • Mona • Monkey • Pointelle • Rhombus • Sake • Stalagmite • Stricken • Thelonious • Twisted Flower • Wedge
Once again that first Stalagmite sock was set aside for other projects. A sock arrived in the post on Monday for The Canadian Crazy Train so I put my racing helmet on and cast on its mate. The pattern is Iron Bridge by Anneh Fletcher - although it was designed for The Canadian Crazy Train it should be available to the public towards the end of March, if you're interested.
The first sock was knit by a fellow Raveler on my team and I'm astounded by how beautiful it is, especially when you consider that it's her first cuff down sock, first time doing cables and first go at Kitchener stitch! Well done!
Because it was a race modifications of the pattern were not permitted. I'm not sure I'd suggest any either, except maybe to shift up a needle size for the lateral braid and the cabled section to give it more ease, and to shift down a needle size for the foot to keep it nicely snug.
The yarn is Felix by Biscotte & Cie in a colour way called "Gris Gris". It was nice to get a chance to try a sock yarn that I'd never knit before. The colourway is mostly solid with very subtle variegation so it would suit almost any pattern. The yarn is a medium weight fingering and medium soft. It is very slightly splitty, but I get the feeling it'll be quite hard-wearing.
The plan for this week is to finish the second Inlay sock for a Hunter Hammersen KAL over at the Sock Sampler group on Ravelry. And then depending on what arrives in the post I may get back to the Stalagmite sock before my final sock and yarn arrives for The Canadian Crazy Train.