This week, I finished my Socks of Kindness 🙂
Knitting the second sock was surprisingly much faster than knitting the first one since I had memorized the lace motif repeats, so no need to look at the pattern again 🙂 This kind of simple lace motif for socks is definitely something I would like to try again for 2 reasons.
First, full stockinette stitch sock can sometimes become boring to knit and a textured motif gives some extra interest to the pattern to keep motivation going till the end of the second sock. Second reason is that a motif helps you keep track of rows counting so you exactly know where you are in your pattern. For example, for these socks I knew that I had to knit 7,5 repeats of the motif before I start the heel flap and 5,5 repeats before I start the toe. No measuring, no row counting, really easy to keep track of. I am really happy with the fitting of this pair of socks and with the visual effect of the lace.
Here is a recap of the characteristics of these socks:
- Yarn : Koigu KPPPM color 269 / Katia yarn from stash (for cuff, heel, toe)
- Needles : 2.5 mm circular needles
- Cast on : 60 stitches
- Cuff : 2/2 rib stitch
- Leg and foot : Lace motif as per Socks of Kindness pattern on the front, stockinette on the back.
- Heel : Dutch Heel
- Classic toe