The Neon Nutkins are done. Woot woot!
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:
- The pattern was easy to memorize. Therefore, these were a pretty quick sock knit.
- 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.
- The pattern was free!
What I didn’t like:
- 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.
- 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!