I got an opportunity to test knit for thepetiteknitter again. This time was a sock pattern called Clairedelune. This was my first hand knit sock. Seems like socks are quite a popular knitting subject in the knitting community. I was very hesitant to knit socks because I wear out my regular socks quite frequently. I was very excited about the pattern so I jumped on the test knit queue without knowing it was a sock pattern.
I used Fiberstory Fave Sock Gradient Yarn Set in Squeeze. I tried to achieve a fade effect through out the sock by switching MC and CC in different colors. Unfortunately the contrast was so subtle that the pattern didn’t come through.
I only had time to finish one sock so far. Aside from the lovely pattern, the best thing I learned in this pattern was the afterthought heel. You basically knit the entire sock from cast on to before toe section in tube. Slip in a bit of waste yarn in the heel section. Once the sock is mostly finished, you unslip the waste yarn to open the mouth for the heel. The rest is a just knitting in round and decreasing.
Now I just need to figure out a better color combination to show the pattern on the other half of the sock.