December 19, 2009
Continuing with the comfort knitting theme, here's another pair of (mostly) easy socks that I actually finished a week ago. Based on the Riverbed Master Pattern from New Pathways For Sock Knitters by Cat Bordhi, knit with Handmaiden Fine Yarn Casbah Sock and 2.5 mm needles. It was the first pattern I finished from the book that I've had for a while now, and the heel turned out a bit too roomy. Setting up the heel had me confused and frustrated for a while, but, in any case, I prefer doing the flap heel this way, toe up, and not having to pick up stitches. I predict there will be several more pairs knit based on the patterns in this book in the near future. All the required math is a bit aggravating in the beginning, but once you figure it out, it gets much easier.