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!

Finished Object Friday

Well I am back in San Francisco! It is good to be home. Our trip was a little fast paced, but a great change in scenery.Travel always makes me happy.

On the trip, I started making a pair of Nutkin Socks by Beth LaPensee. This is a free pattern on Ravelry that is well written. I really like that she included a chart and written directions. The pattern is very easy to memorize, so it makes for a quick knit. I didn’t have  US 1.5 knitting needles, therefore I am using my Knit Picks US size 1 circular needles. The change in size did make my socks a little snug, but I have teeny tiny baby feet so it works for me.

img_7585Yarn: Twisted Owl Fiber Studio 2-ply Sock Yarn (100g) in “Birds of a Feather”

One sock down and one to go! What did you finish this Friday?