It rained a good bit of yesterday afternoon so I didn’t get a walk and I ignored the mess that is my house in favor of knitting. After a handful of hours I had this much done. If I was following the pattern I’d be ready to place the waste yarn for the heel. But I’m not following the pattern. I’m knitting the pattern but using my own numbers. I like a 7 inch leg on my socks. Also I have small feet so I use more yarn on the leg to insure I use as much yarn as required for my challenge. How long a leg do you like for your socks? Do you regularly change the numbers in a sock pattern?
I have been asked to give a review of the pattern. Normally I’d wait until I had completed the project but this time I’m going to try something different. I’m going to review the sections of the pattern as I’m working on them so that my opinion is fresh in my mind.
This is a pay pattern so my expectation is higher than it would be for a free pattern. There are currently 439 projects on Ravelry so the pattern has been knit enough times to know if there are major issues. I like a tried and true pattern. The designer includes in the pattern links to video tutorials for many of the steps. I’ve watched one of them and it was very well done. There are 4 sizes included in the pattern. The one tiny complaint I have is that the photos included with the pattern show a ribbed sock with a pivot edge but when actually doing the pattern the picot edge is optional. The pattern calls for a ribbed cuff. When you move on to the instructions for the leg it just has you knit in the round. It does not offer the optional instructions for the ribbed leg that is shown in the pattern. I consider myself an advanced sock knitter so I could easily knit a ribbed leg and a picot edge if that was what I wanted but I want you to know not to expect to have the pattern duplicate the photo.
Stay tuned for additional comments on the pattern.