June 07, 2012

Back On Route 66


At long last, the first Route 66 sock is finished. This project keeps being put on the back burner - not because the pattern is overly difficult but because, having to follow a chart for the entire sock, and carry different color yarns in both hands, it takes more time to make any noticeable progress. The temptation is always there to simply pick up a more mindless knit and finish it in short order. (We do, after all, live in an age of instant gratification.)
Needless to say, since I want very much to be an accomplished Fair Isle or stranded knitter, it makes more sense to persevere -  the more time spent doing it, the sooner real speed is acquired, and a higher skill level as well.

Pattern: Route 66
Source: Around The World In Knitted Socks by Stephanie van der Linden
Needles: Circular - 2.25 mm for ribbing and 2.50 mm for remainder of sock
Yarns: Jawoll (navy) and Lana Grossa Meilenweit (taupe)

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