At the fair I bought glittery sock yarn from Het Wolbeest:
420 m of well plied, round yarn.
I started winding by hand right then and there:
Our neighbour from Wolinhuis spotted me and handed me a skeinwinder and a container to keep the half ball in:
(We were standing on this plastic, it had cardboard boxes underneath, to keep our boots from the cold sand of the horse paddock)
much better idea, a yarn cake will knit up more comfortably:
cast on at the fair: a figure 8 cast on and knitting all stitches twisted in the first round. I cast on 2 x 14 stitches:
I got a little bit of knitting done that Saturday.
And a little bit of knitting at a rest stop on our way home on Sunday:
A little bit of knitting at Wolop’s house, before I travelled on to my own:
First I needed to free it from the WIPbag though:
I’m using the free pattern Sokbasis from Janneke Maat , a well edited pattern in Dutch detailing toe up socks.
Two days of resting and knitting et voilá!
One sock done!
The cuff is from sock pattern Blattwerk by Stephanie van der Linden:
This paid for pattern was released in online magazine Twist Collective in 2009. I only bought it yesterday and I was very annoyed to find that the pattern did not have the errata incorporated into it, after all this time and still at full price.
As a result I knitted the cuff wrong, the lower leafs are not leafs but diamonds.
It’s mentioned on the pattern page on Ravelry that there are errata but it’s a rather inconspicuous remark and I’d think it a small effort to amend the chart in the pattern somewhere in the past 6 years.
I love the pattern though, with its leaves and its mock cable. That’s my favourite mock cable, the “koffieboontje” I think!
The sock is festive, with all the colours and the sparkle. It’s also more green overall than the picture shows. I love the glitter and how round the yarn is! Casting on for the second sock now.