COOKIE A SOCK CLUB: June #1 • June #2 • August #1 • August #2 • October #1 • October #2 • December #1 • December #2
VANILLA SOCKS FOR CHARITY: July • August • September • October • November • December • January • February • March • April • May • June
The pattern includes every kind of lifted increase imaginable - M1L, M1R, M1L-Purl and M1R-Purl. To get through the first couple of repeats on the leg I typed out a little cheat sheet for myself; that really helped. Then all of a sudden as I approached the heel I realized that I could look at the chart symbol and know how to work the stitch without referring to cheat sheet. BREAKTHROUGH! Now the knitting speeds along. Sock one is done, and I'm halfway down the leg of sock two. I expect the pair will be finished by the end of the week, or mostly finished anyway.
After taking the photo I was struck by how similar the pattern is to Esther by Stephanie van der Linden. I made those in the spring of 2010, except that in Esther the increases are all made with YOs resulting in a lacier sock. Comparing them side-by-side I prefer the Rhombus sock with its lifted increases, although the fabric is less stretchy so you wouldn't want to make the leg much longer.
While knitting sock two of Rhombus I've been flipping through Knit. Sock. Love. to decide what to cast on next. The forerunner right now is In and Out. I have a softly variegated purplish-pink yarn that might work for this. I hope it does work because this yarn/pattern combination would be perfect for a pair that's been promised to my sister's friend.