Today I thought I would show you my very first pair of socks that I knit using sock yarn. The boot socks I knit, were made from knitting worsted weight yarn and large needles. This pair of socks was made using thin needles and actual sock yarn. What a difference in knitting between the two. An online friend decided to knit these socks with me as a knit-a-long in case I got stuck. I got the pattern and yarn from http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Stroll_Sock_Yarn__D5420133.html The pattern is called: The Girlfriend Socks.
When doing socks, I am one of those who fall into the second sock syndrome. When I get done with a sock, I want to wear it, not have to wait another week or two before I can. In order to not have to wait, I am going to have to learn to knit two at a time on one cable, or, I am going to have to get another set of cable needles and start both at the same time and then switch back and forth on the two socks to keep the work even so that they will be finished at the same time. I like the one sock on a needle because for me, it is easier to take along with me, where as, knitting two at a time on one needle, means I have to pay attention to switching the balls around so that the yarn won't tangle. I have only played around with knitting two at a time on one needle, but have never actually done a pair of socks on one needle.
I like the Magic Loop method of knitting socks, much better than using double pointed needles. I am forever dropping the double pointed needles out of the work in progress. With playing around, I finally figured out how to switch the first stitch to make a tight joining, when doing two on one cable. More playing will have to wait till cooler weather for the yarn is hard to move through my fingers in this humidity. For now, I will stick with using the kitchen cotton and making the dishcloths until cooler weather.