Yarn: Lang Yarns Jawoll
Colour: Off White, Light Grey and Red
Needles: 2.75mm round needles
Start of project: January 24th, 2016
End of project: January 31st, 2016
I fell in love with these socks when I saw Jane Richmond's project photos. Jane Richmond wore hers with these really stylish timberlands and black tights. And I guess I wanted to look just like her - silly how that happens.
These were my first toe up socks. It was interesting (and not too difficult) to learn the Turkish Cast on. I liked that I was always able to try them on. The heel was pretty simple, I am sure there are more complicated versions that start at the toes.
I knit them in a mix of knitting two separately and two at the same time which worked really well for me. I did the toes, the heels and the stripes one at a time and all of the light grey in between I did on only one cable.
All in all, they were quickly done and I really like the texture. After the stripes on my first sock, I cast off and finished away all the yarn ends without trying the sock on and that turned out to be too hasty, because they were too tight. I had to go back to the light grey part and improvise. I added an extra of 8 stitches and I did a different cast off. Only then did they actually fit around my calves.
Now if I only had a pair of these timberlands ;-)