February 24, 2013

Ernie

Ernie

Ernie

My first Cookie A pattern knit as a legitimate sock club member. I did not go with the club yarn, because I felt the dye lot of the yarn I received (there were a few different dye lots, some more variegated than others) was not solid enough for this pattern, so, instead, I chose Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga! in the colorway Bronze Moth. I think the pattern and yarn work well together. This was the easier of the two patterns for February 2013, because the pattern repeat is easy to memorize, but I'm going to knit both patterns, anyway. I have an ambitious plan to knit each of the 12 patterns in this year's sock club.

I knit the majority of these socks Magic Looping my new DyakCraft 5-inch Heavy Metal interchangeable needles, and these are best needles so far I've used for this technique. I also learned of a trick to use a smaller needle in your left hand to make it easier to push the stitches around, since the size of the right-hand needle is the only one that matters for gauge, so I used a 2.00 mm needle on the left and a 2.25 mm one on the right.

The Ravelry project page

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The pattern-yarn-combination is just perfect.

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  2. Oh wow so so lovely. Very clever!

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  3. That yarn color is gorgeous. Great pick for the pattern.

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    1. Thanks! I do love the yarn and pattern combination.

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  4. Beautiful! I will be keen to try your suggested technique with the magic loop.

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    1. Yes, it is definitely worth trying out!

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  5. They are so beautiful! The color is vibrant!

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