Yarn: 2 skeins (181 yds/ea) of Quince & Co Chickadee in color Audouin – this yarn is 100% American wool, and it must be very tightly plied, because it was really springy! As a result, it feels wonderful to knit with, and even nicer on my feet. My only worry is how it will wear – because it’s tightly plied, it should wear well, but without any nylon in it, I wonder how it will hold up over time in socks.
Pattern: Irish Oat socks by cabinfour – I made no modifications to this pattern and knit on the recommended US 3s. This was the perfect sock pattern for me, because it has a little bit of nice detail in a simple cable, but not so much that it really slowed me down or couldn’t be memorized. Plus, I find that there’s a lot of difference (in terms of my patience) in knitting socks in sport weight, as opposed to fingering weight – it moves so much faster (I finished both socks in three days), and I like socks that are a little thicker, anyway.
The only change I would make if I knit these again is I would make them at least an inch – if not two inches – longer at the cuffs (I knit the foot length to 7.5″ before starting the toe decreases, which is the perfect foot length for me). I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough yarn, but I had over 30 grams left when I was done, so I could have easily added a few inches to each.Pin It