Sunday, May 27, 2007
Experiment Socks Cuff
Well, I've stopped trying to turn this sock into a Klein bottle by mixing up what needle I need to use next. That's progress.
Like all techniques I know of for socks, the first few rounds are the hardest. At that point everything is floppy and disorganized. Once there's enough knitting on the needles that the sock starts to hold it's shape, things get better.
These are worsted weight for two reasons. One is that a worsted sock goes very quickly, so I figure that if I absolutely hate the technique, I'm not stuck with it for long. Secondly, the smallest needle size that I actually have two circular needles in is size US 4. That pretty much mandated worsted weight yarn (or at least a heavier sport weight.
I had a couple of skeins of Lambspride worsted in the stash. And I know from my Green Worsted House Socks that this yarn makes wonderful, thick slipper socks.