Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sockapalooza Pattern Difficulty...

Has anyone else had a really hard time picking out a pattern for their Sockapalooza 4 pal?

I had no trouble picking out a yarn, but my God, the pattern was a difficult decision. I finally decided to design my own sock. I've never done this before, and it is going really well. It's a mini cable pattern but it's done without using a cable needle.

Once I'm done the socks, I'll write up the pattern in case anyone wants it. I'm thinking it'll be good to have written down in case I want to use it for some socks for myself at some point.

My pal has larger feet than I do, so I cast on 68 stitches using 2.5mm Crystal Palace double pointed needles. I'm really liking the Sweet Georgia on 2.5mm needles. When I knit the Monkey Socks a few months ago I used 2.75mm. I was happy with the result, but I think that the 2.5mm may be even better suited to this yarn.

I cast on for the second one fairly early into the first one. I really don't want to end up with second sock syndrome on these ones!

8 comments:

tonni said...

Yes, I'm having a very hard time picking out a pattern. My pal also has (much) larger feet than I - trying to find a pattern that will look good with a fairly short cuff, since the foot is pretty long and I don't want to run out of yarn. Your sockapalooza sock is looking good!

Karen said...

I think they are going to look great. And I think it will be even more special to your pal, because you wrote the pattern yourself.

tiennie said...

I am so jealous you have some sweet Georgia yarn to work with - I'm afraid I've missed my chance now that she's no longer dyeing for a while. Love the pattern.

Robin said...

Your sock design looks beautiful! And so does the yarn - yum.

www.knittingnutter.com said...

Yes, please, I want that pattern!

knitting elephant said...

I'm not usually a sock knitter, but for this pattern I'd become one! I love how the colors are knitting up in the twisted rib!!

Sarah said...

Great pattern - aren't something - good for you!

Ann said...

Your sock is looking great & the pattern is lovely. When you put up the pattern, I will definitely give it a go. Thanks!