Pattern: Pomatomus Socks designed by Cookie A. (Knitty Winter 2005)
Do I have to say anything more about this pattern really? At first, I thought it only goes well with solid or near-solid yarns. But I've seen lots of colourful ones, so I thought the Sockatta would be good too. The pattern is quite a challenging one. Even when I knew how it worked, I still made some mistakes from time to time. Yet, no complaint at all! I followed the pattern strictly, except for a short leg ... just 2 pattern repeats. I absolutely love these socks! So much that I may even knit another pair in wool.
Yarn: Sockotta (45% Cotton, 40% Superwash Wool, 15% Nylon) Col: 9
Good sock yarn for warm weather and love this colourway!
Gauge and Needles: 8 sts per inch using Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs US1
Start date: 09-09-2006
Finish date: 09-29-2006
Some of you asked me about using blocking wires. Actually I bought my set well before I started knitting lace from Angelika's Yarn Store (stroll past the blocking board). I found that sweaters don't really need blocking wires, but for lace, they are really useful. And I learned how to use the wires to block the pointy points of lace from Marnie ... just wonderful. I think it is a great investment. :)