Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Single Skein Slash
I need at least 400 yards to knit a pair of size 10 socks, so some single, 150 - 168 yard skeins are repeatedly stuffed back into the yarn bins. The Slash the Stash challenge is forcing me to look for ways to use the previously rejected yarn.
This pair of socks will not match because of the variegated yarn. With any luck, they should be off of the needles by the next week.
Patons Kroy Socks FX (Clover Colors) 166 yards - 1.75 ounces
Baah La Jolla (Garnet) approx. 170 yards - 1.8 ounces
(scrap yarn from this project)
US size 2 - 16 inch circulars (addi turbos)
Simple ribbed cuff socks - 64 stitches
Typically, I knit socks with a 56 stitch count, but since this yarn is a bit thicker, I am using a 64 stitch count. I found this great source for turning the heel for a multiple of stitch counts (40 - 80 stitches). Heels by Number not only has a variety of stitch counts but also for six types of heels.
What type of heels do you normally use when knitting socks?