Yesterday I finished a pair of socks.
These socks are going to be a Christmas gift for a guy who wears a size 14 wide shoe, so yeah, these are really really big socks. I used Opal 6-ply Best of Rainforest in the Demian colorway, and a 2.75mm needle. This yarn comes in 150 gram skeins and is really high yardage — approximately 460 yards of sport/DK weight yarn. You can get a whole lotta sock-knitting out of one skein. I love that I had enough yarn to knit 2 good tall socks and was able to match the striping sequence for the two socks. I had 29 grams left over.
I started another sock from Opal 6-ply — this is also one of the Best of Rainforest colorways: Emil.
A somewhat odd look, I think, but I don’t hate it. This pair of socks will also be very large, but not as large as the Demian socks.
But this project is now delegated to commuter knitting because today I started something else:
In case you can’t tell from the huge amount of progress I’ve made, this is Alice Starmore’s Eala Bhan, knit in Hebridean 2-ply in the Bogbean colorway. So far, so good!
“It’s my duty to inspect Momma’s knitting!”