Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cabled Sweat Socks

Cabled Sweat Socks in Action

Pattern: Cabled Sweat Socks
Source: Socks A Spin Off special publication
Needles: Knit Picks size 2.5 mm circulars
Yarn: Wollmeise
Modifications: Substituted fingering for sport weight yarn but kept everything the same

Summer is drawing to a close around here. The high school kids went back to school on Monday and the elementary kids return this coming Monday. Soon, our neighborhood will be quiet as a mouse during the day. We've had a busy, busy summer which flew by at lightning speed.

Yesterday we spent the day at Water Country - a local water park. With a high of only 73 degrees it wasn't exactly warm. It was fine if you stayed in the sun but when you got out of the water it was COLD! None of the kids seemed to mind and we stayed for 8 hours. I went down a number of slides but also found time to sit back, soak up some sun, read a little and knit some. I had one woman stop by to admire my Pheasant Run sock and saw at least two other women knitting.

On Monday evening I finished the lovely Cabled Sweat Socks. Oh but I love these socks! They fit like a dream. The pattern is wonderful with beautiful cables running all the way down and special details like the purl ridge heel. It's too bad more people don't know about this wonderful pattern.

Cabled Sweat Socks


I loved knitting with the Wollmeise. It's true that it's not the softest yarn coming off the skein and it tends to feel a little stringy but it's soft once it knits up (and I haven't washed it yet) and has great stitch definition. Of course, the yardage can not be beat. It was so nice to be knitting cabled socks and to know that I could knit them as long as I liked and there was no way I'd run out of yarn. I'm glad to have more in the stash. I'll report back once I've washed and worn them.