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.
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.
This is what I’m working on at the moment, the pattern that Lion Brand calls a Simple Raglan Cardi. It’s a basic lightweight cardigan for those transitional times in the year when it’s not really cold and not really warm out.