Early Spring
January 2, 2012
January 15, 2012

Early Spring

Project info
Early Spring by Janice Kang
Feet / LegsSocksMid-calf
Needles & yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
South West Trading Company TOFUtsies
51 yards in stash
0.89 skeins = 413.0 yards (377.6 meters), 81 grams
Needles & Knobs in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Skein weighs 92 gr

1/4/12: Worked Chart A for 4.5 repeats before starting the gusset increases….Gotta quit falling asleep at night…

Sock one finished 1/7/12? Modification made for fit: the original pattern called for ending the sock cuff 4.5 inches above the heel flap, which would have been lower calf for me. So, I ended the cuff mid calf at 8.5 inches above the heel flap.

Issues with sock 1: Since cotton has no elasticity, the fact that this sock does not call for a tightly knit ribbing was surprising, but I decided to follow the designer’s instructions. WRONG MOVE. The bind off is the only thing keeping these socks on my leg and I’m sure that if I choose to wear these to bed, they’ll slip right down my leg…I may choose, in future, to rip out the “garter ribbing” and knit a k1p1 ribbing.

Issues with sock 2: As noted with sock 1, the lack of elasticity is an issue with cotton socks, so I switched to a k1, p1 ribbing (about .5 in) before the tubular bind off. As suspected, the bind off is the ONLY thing keeping he socks on my legs.

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by South West Trading Company
Light Fingering
50% Wool, 25% Soy Silk, 22% Cotton, 3% Other Animal
465 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: September 12, 2008
  • Project created: January 2, 2012
  • Finished: January 28, 2012
  • Updated: May 28, 2012
  • Progress updates: 8 updates