As I mentioned the other day I had a generous amount of time to knit between cooking and shoveling while we were enjoying our snowbound weekend. I needed something that wouldn’t require too much thought and could be dropped and picked up without issue. Enter the yarn that Liz gave me. It has been sitting on my dresser and every time I looked at it I was curious how it would knit up. I could see that the color repeats were short so something plain would be best so I grabbed a skein and cast on. The pattern I’m using is the one I keep in my head, 64 sts on my favorite 2.5mm needles but I used the picot edge from Carole’s Picot Edge Socks (pdf link) to get started. This will be my second pair of picot edge socks. I don’t know why I don’t knit more this way. The edge is cute and easy to knit. The yarn is BellaLana Marathon in color 429 and I finally found a link. I like the way the yarn is knitting up. It reminds me of camouflage so the picot edge gives that feminine touch.
See how cute the picot edge looks up close. I think this photo is a better representation of the colors too. I tried this sock on last night and it fits just right. With the picot edge and no ribbing a bit of negative ease is necessary to hold the sock up. I did a 6 1/2 inch cuff to hit the point on my calf where it starts to get bigger and that will also help hold the sock in place. I can already tell I’m going to love these socks.
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