Sometimes you have to follow the pattern as written. As a pretty advanced knitter, I often use the pattern as a guide and make my own modifications. At times, I knit a little longer or add an extra decrease. However, my Business Casual socks reminded me that sometimes you should really follow the pattern. I was attempting to knit them two at a time on my new 47″ fixed circular. The issue was that the cabling pattern wraps around the sock. When knitting two at a time, you really have to break up the knitting into two panels. Therefore, one side of each sock is in the middle of the needle and not accessible on the next row. Needless to say, I had to frog my socks as I couldn’t (i.e., was to lazy) figure out how to carry the cable stitch around properly. I am going to put those socks on hold for now.
In the meantime, I cast on another pair of socks (I read through the pattern!), which I can make two at a time with no issues. I am making the Hermione Socks by Erica Lueder. I am loving the simple texture that dominates this pattern. It is definitely an easy pattern to follow so far. The yarn is my Miss Babs Yet 2-ply Lace Yarn in Perfectly Reckless. I love the softness of this yarn. It is combination of Merino Wool and Tussah Silk. Hopefully, I can finish the socks during my travels to Seattle. I am super excited to go as I have never visited Seattle and I also get to see my college friend. Stay tuned for some pictures from the great Northwest!