Last week, I wound the skein of Hazel Knits, cast on, and worked 12 rounds of a cuff and 24 rounds of the pattern I thought I had settled on.
I hated it.
For starters, my gauge was wonky. The sock was extremely large, which was surprising. I had 72 stitches, which is usually the lowest I can go when making a sock. I also, really didn’t like how the stitch pattern looked. So, I ripped the whole thing out. There is no photographic evidence of this failed attempt because it was late and dark when I made the decision.
I started again with fewer stitches. I just toyed around with an idea and started diligently knitting in the evenings.
Friday morning, I looked at what I had, and hated it. So, I ripped it out. Again, no photographic evidence exists.
Friday, I was working from home, and it was a marathon conference call day, so I had time to do a bit of knitting while sitting on the call. I was really just playing around with an idea that had started forming. This time, I think I like it. It’s a bit of a different looking cable, which makes it kind of interesting.
I must say, this skein of yarn has survived being ripped out and reknit remarkably well. I was concerned that the cashmere in the yarn would make it too fragile, but so far, so good. Yes, you read that right, there is cashmere in these socks. Entice is a Merino Cashmere Nylon blend, so these socks are a bit of a luxury.
On a slightly different topic, I have a mystery sock that will be released in 2 weeks. The Solid Socks group on ravelry selected me to be their mystery sock designer for the June/July KAL. I can’t really say more than it will be a pattern for socks using sock yarn. If you want to play along, you can join their group & download the pattern clues when they become available on ravelry.