In Which the Pirate Updates the Cakewalk Pattern.
My first socks of the year are knit from last year’s souvenir yarn from Utah, Cascade Heritage Paints in the “Teal Mix” colourway. I used my own pattern, the Cakewalk Socks, which are available for free on Ravelry.
I’m sure I knew what I meant when I wrote the pattern, and lots of people have knit the socks without asking about the stitch counts, but I thought it could use a little bit of clarification (and a new picture) so I rewrote some sections to make them easier to understand, and published the update to Ravelry this morning.
Apparently my tension wasn’t exactly the same from one sock to the other, so the spirals came out a little bit differently on each sock – but how cool is it that the heels and toes match almost exactly! I wasn’t trying to make that happen; it was just a happy coincidence.
These were a fun pair to knit, and not just because it was my own pattern. A good portion of them were knit on an airplane to and from vacation in Colorado; some of them were knit whilst chatting with friends, and the last section of the foot was knit as winter gave way to spring. That’s one of the best parts of souvenir socks – remembering where I bought the yarn, and then knitting memories into every stitch.
And now, onto the next sock… even though I have other projects that are already started, and I should probably focus on those for a bit as well. But none of them are good traveling projects like this one is going to be! So there.