Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saucy Sock SOS08

Summer of Socks 08 began while I was in Myrtle Beach and Mary Beth and I kicked it off together sister style! We both decided to knit the same sock pattern which is the Saucy Sock.

I am knitting Saucy in the Claudia Hand Painted yarn that I bought while on my New Jersey yarn crawl with
Kim and Shameka back in March. The colorway is Cherry Chocolate and it has definitely lived up to it's name.

I completed sock #1 yesterday and immediately cast on for sock #2. I have been enjoying knitting this pattern, but a word to those who want to knit it, make sure you go up a needle size for the leg of the sock. The cabling pattern definitely makes for a sock with little, to no ease, to getting it over your heel.

Fortunately for me I forgot my needles in NY and borrowed MB's #2 needles which were actually 2.5's (at the time I didn't know). When I got home I put them on my 2's and realized that her's were larger. I was thankful for it. I would have had to frog and start all over with a larger needle if they had been not the size they were. I normally would have gone down to a size 1 needle for the heel and foot, but decided to stick with the 2's. Glad I did because I got a nice fit with them. The 1's would have been too tight.


  1. One blink and you both have a sock. I'm in on Icarus until I get too frustrated and can't figure out how to work the dental floss

  2. Gorgeous! Love how sock #1 turned out.

  3. Wow, that was fast! Nice colors and interesting pattern. Good combination.

  4. Oh, yeah, Becky & I are starting Icarus. You need to start with us too. ;)I strung my beads on the yarn this morning.

    The sock is loverly, even if a bit "loud." Good thing the yarn wasn't black & white. You'd have had prison stripes or zebra print. Well, maybe you have a zebra with a sunburn now. lol!

  5. Deb, you are too fast. I'm just trying to keep up with you. Summer of socks is going t be so much fun!!!