Two Neon Nutkins

The Neon Nutkins are done. Woot woot!

 Yarn: Twisted Owl Sock Yarn in Birds of a Feather

Pattern: Nutkin Socks

Needles: US Size 1 Knit Picks 62″ circular

Method: I used magic loop rather than DPNs. Just make sure when reading the directions you note that needles 1 and 4 are the back/bottom of your sock. I made these socks one at a time, but it would be possible to make both simultaneously.

What I liked:

  1. The pattern was easy to memorize. Therefore, these were a pretty quick sock knit.
  2. The Short Row Toe. I have never made socks with short row toes and I have to say I like them. I don’t know why I was so intimidated by them before.
  3. The pattern was free!

 

What I didn’t like:

  1. The directions for the short row heels and toe. The instructions tell you to use a yarn over in the short row shaping rather than wrapping the yarn. I found this to be such a bother and the yarn overs resulted in huge gaps in the heel seam. I ended up frogging the first heel and wrapping the yarn on the short rows.

    Gaps in the heel seam

  2. My socks came out a little snug. I did use a half size needle smaller than the pattern called for, however, reading other comments I don’t think I am the only one. Just keep in mind that the pattern is not super stretchy. If you have wide feet please adjust your gauge.

So would I make these again? Most certainly. I love my Neon Nutkins!

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