2006-09: Lite-Brite socks
Pattern: Crusoe from Knitty; Gusset, heel sole, and heel counter from Judy Gibson's You're Putting Me On socks
Yarn: Socks That Rock, Fire on the Mountain
Needles: 2.5mm Addi Turbo circulars
Techniques: 2s2c, toe-up, Turkish cast on, slipped st heel, tubular cast off
Remember Lite-Brite? That's what these socks remind me of. They're so colorful.
The pattern calls for casting on 44sts on 2.5mm needles using Koigu. Surprising. That would never fit my size 8 foot. The cuff on the Lite-Brites is 64sts around. Also, these were knit toe up so the cuffs could be as long as possible using one hank of yarn. For the cuff rib, I did *k1, ktbl, k1, p1* around and ended with a tubular cast off.
I like how the stranding pattern broke up the colors and created an unexpected spiral. STR is a nice sock yarn, but I'm going to need to wash these and knit another hank before I can say how much I like it. The colors are wonderful, but let's just say that right now I'm not as crazy about the yarn as others are. (Blaphemy, I know.) It knits up firmer than I expected. I also had some trouble with this hank, but to Blue Moon Fiber Arts' credit, they made things right in a hurry.
Are you in the mood to make things with light? Try this on-line version of Lite-Brite.
Who could resist?: yarn purchase
On with knitting
It's all cuff from here