Saturday, November 15, 2008


On November 1, I stopped in at Settlers Farm in Wamego on the way to Manhattan. I bought two hanks of Put Your Best Sock Forward-one in a blue colorway and one in a gray. I mostly do plain old stockinette socks, but I decided I wanted to try a more complicated pattern for socks. I had originally opted to try Eunny Jang's Bayerische Socks. I love the pattern but it just did not show up well with this yarn.

I had recently found Caoua Coffe's Lohengrin Pattern on Ravelry, and I decided to try it instead. I cast on for two socks on Friday and knit some at the pub. I am not sure how many hours I have put into them so far, but I am really liking them. The pattern is much more visible than it had been on the Bayerische Socks.

I still plan to do the Bayerische Sock pattern, but I think I need to use a yarn with a tighter ply


smariek said...

Your socks are looking lovely, I can't wait to see you finish them.

Leslie said...

Oh very nice, I too look forward to seeing them complete. Now if I could just figure out how to knit socks on a pair of cabled needles.

Zandra said... has a free Two at Once, Toe Up, Magic Loop Socks Pattern

Magic Loop tutorial at YouTube

Knitty also has an article on how to do two socks at a time on double pointed needles: Extreme Knitting: 2 socks in 1