I finally finished my Spiral Rib Socks. Did you ever feel the urge to buy a knitting book just because you liked or loved 1 pattern? Well, that's what I did! I saw these Spiral Rib Socks in Ann Budd's book Getting Started Knitting Socks (pg. 92) and I just had to have the book. At first, I thought I shouldn't get this book, because it's geared towards beginner sock knitters and it also has patterns that are done on DPN's, BUT I wanted this pattern! This book is wonderful, because it has stitch patterns that can easily be adapted for any yarn weight & size needles imaginable with lots of photos for examples.
These socks were a lot of fun and were an experiment in the working.
(these were done on DPN's....I like the heel!)
I really liked the way the heel looks, but I didn't enjoy working the rest of the foot and the toe on DPN's. So, I did the second sock on 2-Cirs.
(this was on 2-Cirs...the heel is OK.)
The original Ann Budd pattern was worked on worsted wt. yarn & US size 5 DPN's, however, I wanted to use sock yarn & US size 3 needles. So, I used Budd's pattern for "8 Stitches Per Inch" as a template and I did the first sock on DPN's and then I did the 2nd sock on 2-Cirs, but I'm not too crazy about the way the heel looks or feels on the one on 2-Cirs. I'm not too sure what the difference is. But, I think that I'm going to take a clue from http://lizzysends.blogspot.com/2008/07/hf-socks.html and maybe work my next pr. of socks on 2-Cirs, but switching to DPN's for the heel. If your not reading Lizzie's blog.....try it.....you'll like it!
I also used my new Sock Wizard software v. 2 to help figure me out my guage and to knit a wide toe instead of the classic round toe, which is so comfortable!
Now, I'm off to work on some of my many other UFO's.