So, I bet you’ve been waiting with bated breath for me to reveal the next sock pattern I’m knitting…haven’t you? In my last Sock post, I had three different patterns in mind and it was a hard decision to make. It all came down to the yarn I had in my stash and which one was calling out to me.
Drum roll please….Hermione’s Everyday Socks won out! It’s a free pattern on Ravelry and I had the perfect yarn for it. It’s Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Spectrum. Can you think of anything more perfect for a Harry Potter inspired sock? I don’t know if you remember but the Spectrum Splasher was a rocket invented by the Weasley’s. There’s also the Harry Potter Spectrum Song. It’s a gorgeous blend of blues, aquas, purples and greens. The color is scrumptious! I wound it up into two even cakes, each weighing 58 grams.
I am knitting for the first time with two size US 1 – 2.25 mm 24″ (60 cm) circular knitting needles. I was amazed that I had no size 1’s in my knitting needle stash (except for DPNs) and wanted to knit exactly as the pattern specified. I purchased the ChiaGoo Lace needles and boy, are they tiny! I’ve noticed my stitches have a tendency to fall off the needles when I’m moving from one set to the next and have to be very careful to not lose them. So far, I’m loving them; however these may take me awhile to make because of the teeny, tiny needles.
I used a long tail cast on and have completed the cuff, which was a 1×1 rib for 20 rows. I forgot to knit one row after the cuff and have completed 3 pattern repeats of 4 rows for the leg. It’s coming along swimmingly. I hope to learn from the pattern notes left by others (actually that’s how I figured out I missed that first knit row) and youtube videos for my very first heel, heel turn, gusset, and all those other sock knitting terms.