I’ve gotten some comments lately asking where to find patterns of a particular sort. To wit:
In terms of fingering-weight yarn, my hands are not too happy about it. Right now, I’m working with a DK or light worsted weight yarn, and 3.0 mm needles (2 circs), and liking those. Do you have any favorite sock yarns or patterns that you would recommend for a slightly heavier weight sock?
Thalia, I have several patterns for socks in sport/DK weight yarn that are written for a gauge of 6.5 stitches/inch.
I have a free generic pattern here (pdf format).
Hopefully you’ll find something you like among these patterns!
I just learned how to make socks and am loving it so far. I am at the end of my first pair. It is just a plan sock, done on dp needles. I would like to try a pair on two circulars and was wondering if you could recommend a good starting pattern. I have bought some books about knitting socks on circulars but was wondering if you had a pattern or instructions for them.
A number of my patterns for sale at The Loopy Ewe are written for two circs as well (but of course can be knit on dpns or with the magic loop). They are: Garden Path (pattern temporarily sold out), Healthy Spine, Hearts for Heidi, L-Bee, Loopy Laces, Making Tracks, and Pagoda Lace.
There. How’s that for self-promotion?
Speaking of socks, I got a second wind last night and bravely soldiered through the heel on the second Diamond Gansey Sock.
Terri asked in the comments what yarns could be used for this sock other than the Louet Gems fingering — pretty much any fingering weight sock yarn will work, as long as it is a solid color. A handpaint would obscure the texture too much.
Jocelyn pointed out, though, that while the Louet Gems yarn is a bit splitty, it launders better than most sock yarns, so that’s a definite plus!
Meanwhile, Lucy is doing her stretching exercises before her cat yoga.
And I’m going to go shove some more warm salt water up my nose. Not a pretty image, is it? Well, neither am I at the moment.