Pattern: Toe-up Beaded Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
I started with a 16-stitch easy toe and increased stitches until there are 80. I read about all these different ways to cast on for toe-up socks and thought I had to try them out to really know which one was best for me ... and oh, now I know I don't like easy-toe! :) The same with the Middle East cast on from the latest IK.
Yarn: Opal Uni Grey (75% Wool, 25% Polyamide)
This is my first time using Opal yarn and my feeling is that it is not that different from the sock yarns I got from Elann. If I compare it with Socks That Rock yarns, of course the Opal yarn is a lot less soft and smooth. But I expect it to behave like the Elann sock yarns - soften significantly with wash and extremely durable. So, though it tends to be a bit splitty, I have no complaint.
Gauge and Needles: Crystal Palace bamboo dpns US0 for foot (10 sts for 1") and US1 for heel and leg.
Start Date: 11-04-2006
Finish Date: 02-17-2007
As I have told you before, I wanted to make the entrelac knee socks from the latest IK. And I did. However, after knitting up to the first tier of rectangles, I realized it was not a very good idea ... at least not for me. The selvedge edges that would go to the inside of the socks ... wouldn't that make it uncomfortable on the sole?