These were a little fill-in project while I wait for more yarn for Pioneer to arrive. Problem is they were too fun so they were done too quickly!
Pattern: Uptown Boot Socks by Jennifer Appleby – Interweave Favourite Socks
Yarn: 2 skeins Louet Gems Fingering Weight in Goldilocks
Needles: 2.75 Clover Takumi DPNs
This stitch pattern wasn’t at all what I expected. I looked like disappointing slight pock marks until you pull it on and then it’s cable magic! It was also easy to memorize and addictive so they took less than a week to complete!
I made the leg portion a bit shorter than the pattern stated because I was worried about running out of yarn but of course I have quite a bit left over.
Thanks for all your input so far on the gusset hole situation. I’m definitely going to try Dave’s suggestion next time:
Lots of people twist the picked up stitches, and that does seem to work but I don’t care for the way that looks. What I do * pick up a stitch through both loops, knit that stitch right away *. Knitting it before going on to pick up the next stitch packs a bit of extra yarn into that space and fills in the hole.