And they’re done! I actually finished these about a week sooner than planned. It typically takes about a week and a half to make one fingering weight sock, but the I surprised myself by knitting the first in only 9 days! When I heard about Must Stash holding a Month of Socks KAL contest for knitterly prizes on May 24th, I was determined to try upping my chances to win by finishing and photographing all of my WIPs by the end of the month. This meant casting on and binding off the second Chai Latte sock in only one day, when you consider my time working on the Wellies. I caught up watching Elementary, my hands were on fire, and the sock was finished and woven in one day with just enough time to collapse and wake up in time for photos with Jason’s help.
yarn : Four Seasons Gründl Hot Socks Country in Shade 33
needle : US 6[4 mm]
size : 9.5
I didn’t win, but the fun in posing outside in socks (and admiring the photographer) made the experience worth it. Also, new socks!
The fit is absolutely perfect! Like, an exact fit. I was a little worried about the dryness of the yarn, but after the first soapy dip, they softened up nicely. And I couldn’t have been more impressed with the way this yarn striped up. The pattern is gorgeous.
As mentioned before, I opted for a k2 p2 cuff, and worked the Eye of Partridge heel, which was a lot of fun and very satisfying to see in this color scheme. I also went for a simple Wedge Toe. The other option was a star toe, which would have been a great new thing to learn how to do, if I wasn’t so repelled by the look of it! I’m sure there’s a pattern out there somewhere that the Star Toe helped make shine, but I don’t think this one is it.
All in all, I loved the project. I highly recommend it to beginner and advanced knitters alike. Perfect for a softly stripey or semi-solid sock yarn in your stash. These Chai Latte Socks really flew off the needles for me, and became a welcome addition to my growing pile of hand-knit socks.