As soon as I completed Catriona, I cast for another sock project:
This is being knit in ShibuiKnits Sock in the Wasabi colorway and I’m going to call it “Flora” because the lace is in sort of a floral pattern.
Did you notice the needles?
They are Hiya Hiya stainless steel circulars, my new favorite sock knitting needles.
When the Knitpicks metal circulars came out, I fell in love with them for knitting socks on two circs. However, I’ve discovered that they don’t stand up to use very well. I can get two pairs of socks out of each needle before the join starts to loosen and I start snagging my yarn in it. (I’m talking about the “regular” needles, not the Options.) And with the number of socks I knit, I was throwing away needles at an alarming rate. They are certainly inexpensive, but false economy, I think, considering their short life.
Or maybe it’s just me and I’m really hard on my needles!
I’m so pleased you like the Catriona Knee Socks. The pattern will be at The Loopy Ewe soon.
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