No, not the swimming type of pool, we aren’t quite ready for that here yet. But rather a Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge. Judy at Patchwork Times has issued a “Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge” and now that I FINALLY have my blue socks off the needles I’m ready to play along!
The blue striped socks took forever and a day to finish, but that’s because I knit the legs extra long for warmth, and I also did a 2″ ribbing on the top rather than my normal 1″. I can tell already I like the taller socks with the longer rib, but hopefully this next pair won’t take me “forever” to finish as well.
I chose this red/white/pink yarn as I truly think it is going to pool the colors with the stitch count and size needles I use. 62 stitches on size 0 needles for the feet, 64 stitches on size 0 needles for the leg section so I get a nice 2×2 rib is my standard go-to vanilla sock pattern. I really like the 2×2 rib, but those extra 2 stitches on the foot make socks just a wee bit too loose. And for handknit socks, I have found if they’re knit too loose, they tend to wear quicker for me.