Koigu Indigo Short-Cuff Socks
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM colorway P820
Needles: Susan Bates size 2 aluminum
Pattern: Heel and toe based on FiberTrends Hellen’s Favorite Socks
Notes: Now I see why some knitters swear by Koigu… Finished these in 10 days- they were hard to put down!
I have used this pattern for 3 of my 4 finished pairs of socks. It is a simple pattern that leaves plenty of room for "knitter’s license". I started with a one-inch rib, and then extended into stockinette stitch for the remainder of the cuff. I chose to make shorter cuff socks because I was unsure about the yardage, this being my first time using Koigu. I have size 10 feet, so I did not want to run out of yarn right before the toe! Looking back, I could have extended my cuff at least another inch, as I have a good amount of yarn leftover.
They fit perfectly, and I am already thinking about purchasing some more Koigu… but I need to work through some of the stash yarns before I think about that!
I have one sock lingering on the needles, and I plan to finish that one soon. I also plan to cast on for the Red Hot Sizzling Socks in the next few days. Then I came across this lovely yarn (a gift from Heather), and it got me thinking about a pair of bright pink socks for March’s Project Spectrum. The wheels in my head don’t stop turning!
The Phildar Plaisance (colorway Berlingot) is a cotton/acrylic blend and will be perfect for some lightweight spring/summer socks. I am planning to check out Amy’s free sock pattern repository to find a pattern that matches the yarn.
I finally got back to my Hourglass sleeve – I was feeling like quite the slacker after reading Yahaira’s post about working on her lovely version, and it was just the impetus I needed to knit up a few more inches last night. I am closer than I was before, but the road is long.
Its not a race, I have to keep telling myself… However, I would like to wear this sweater before the weather gets too warm for alpaca and silk… (KnitPicks Andean Silk in colorway Lettuce)
I hope to have a list of Project Spectrum participants set up by tomorrow or Monday. Stay tuned!
Have a great weekend.