I realize these are not the colors many people would choose for socks, but I’ve been wanting some new red socks for a while now, even more since reading a particular novel a few years ago in which a young man who has to wear three-piece suits all the time rebels by always wearing red socks. It was a minor point in the novel, but I loved that bit of rebellion.
I was able to finish the fingerless mitts for my spouse without any major problems. There were a few adjustments. I mentioned in my earlier post that I would try doing the cuff ribbing on US1 (2.25 mm) needles and if it was too snug I’d go up to a size to US2 (2.75 mm). I would consider the first cuff a swatch and then decide. He tried the first cuff on and found it too snug.
How knitting plans change
In my prior post, I wrote about the cardigan I’ve been knitting in order to learn top-down construction. Well, some things have changed since then. The raglan cardi has been on hold, for reasons I’ll get into below, and I had been about to start some socks to have something to knit in the meantime, had the yarn all ready to go, but that’s changed too. Right now, I’m preparing to make some fingerless mitts for my spouse.