KAL and weave
When the Q2 KAL came up, I decided to jump on in. After a false start with the Shurt'... Shur't... oh, whatever that pattern is, I frogged and went with the alternate, which was Mad Color Weave. It worked MUCH better with this colorway - and was a lot easier on the hands!
A few mods (of course!):
- Made the cuff a few rows longer
- Ditched the front cables, expanded the weave stitch pattern instead (I thought it would look kinda groovy with just one set of cables carried all the way down the flap, and I totally dig it, man! Oops, apologies for '70s stoner vocab, still riding high on Friday's Dollhouse.)
- Knit seven repeats on the leg instead of six
- Did my own thing with the flap, gusset, foot, and toe (skipped the purl increases on the flap, turned heel starting with k19, picked up 16 on each side for the gussets, decreased gussets down to 31 stitches, then decreased the side purls on the instep 4 rows later, followed my standard toe formula)
This is a very easy to memorize pattern and as you can see, it works great with variegated colorways!
Socks that Rock, my favorite sock yarn! Uh, that be all.
Wrap it up
I like how these turned out! Now me, I don't mind pooling or flashing (unless it's some creepy dude in a raincoat), but this pattern did a great job of showing off this colorway to its best advantage. And when you're knitting along with the fab group that is Socks that Rawk, you really can't go wrong. :)
Mad Color Weave Socks
Pattern: by Knit Tenacity or here on Rav
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in Lemongrass
Needles: HiyaHiya Stainless Steels in size 1, 32"
Mods: Ditched the front cables (expanded weave stitch pattern instead), slightly longer cuff and leg, did my own thing with the flap, gusset, heel, and toe