|Photo courtesy of Twist Collective|
I had to knit up both of these pairs of socks in just about two and a half weeks back in April. Now that might be a piece of cake to some of you, but I'm a fairly slow knitter (well, more than anything, I'm a distracted knitter) so I literally spent every waking moment during those couple of weeks knitting these socks. I probably got about 3 hours of sleep each night because I knew I had to use up every spare moment to get them finished by the deadline.
And use up every spare moment I did...I finished knitting both pairs the morning that I absolutely had to get them in the mail in order for them to arrive on time via 2nd Day Air. I almost didn't have time to block them, but I wanted them to look their best, so I quickly dunked them in some hot water and then used the triple-threat method to dry them: a combination of ironing, tumbling in the dryer and my hairdryer. I was still trying to dry them 10 minutes before I had to be at the post office...it was a real nail biter but I pulled it off!
Both yarns were amazing to work with, but CashLuxe Fine has captured a special place in my heart. In fact, last night when I couldn't sleep because of the excitement, I did a little retail therapy and purchased some of my very own in the Raspberry, Orchid, and Black Plum colorways! I'm thinking some stripey socks are in my future.
Design: Footsie (Rav link)
Yarn: Sweet Georgia Yarns in CashLuxe Fine (Botanical) and BFL Sock (Cypress)
Construction: Worked from the toe up; The twisted stitch and cable panel is both charted and written row-by-row.
Sizes: Foot Circumference: 7 ¼ (8, 8 ¾, 9 ½)" / 18.5 (20.5, 22, 24) cm, (unstretched)
Gauge: 36 sts and 52 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette in the round
Needles: Size 1 (2.25 mm) circular, or size needed to obtain gauge.
You can purchase this design directly on Twist Collective's website by clicking here.
P.S. Can you feel fall in the air? I can!