Monday, May 28, 2012

Watermelon Slices Socks

Yarn: Fannie's Fingering Weight yarn, 400 yards, 4 oz.  80% Merino, 20% Nylon  Colorway: Watermelon
Needles: Size 0 (2.00 mm) double pointed needles
Pattern: Plain stockinette.  See here for a sock calculator.

Watermelon socks?  In May?  Well, yes.  I haven't knit any socks in almost three months and when I saw this yarn in my stash, I thought--this is it!  I am so tired of cold wind, dark clouds, and rain.  We are just starting to get some nice weather--a little blue in the sky, some sun.  I am done with winter and I skipping right over spring into summer.  Oh, I'll go back (maybe) and knit some spring socks.  But for now I'm going to pretend it's summer.

I plan to knit quite a few pairs of socks this summer, many in plain stockinette.  I am on a quest to find the perfect plain vanilla pattern.  This pair was knit over 60 stitches using size 0 needles.  I  began with k2(b), p2 ribbing for 12 rounds.  The needle size seems right but on the next pair I knit I'm going to use 64 stitches.  We'll see how that works.

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