Pattern: Knit to Fit Ankle or Calf Socks by Nancy Lindberg, Yarn: Ashabee's Fiber Oasis 100% Superwash Merino, Colorway: Koi Pond
This was, as I have alluded to, a very pleasant knitting experience. The pattern is super basic and good for a first pair of socks. It's one that allows you to plug the info gathered in a gauge swatch, along with foot measurements, into a formula and come up with a custom sock plan. Worked like a charm. I do have to say I am not too excited about the toe. The pattern calls it a square toe and it's not particularly attractive. It is functional though, so I'm not going to complain too much.
The yarn was purchased on a recent trip to Twisted. I love their "Wall of Sock Yarn" and if anything was going to get me to knit socks, I suppose that was it. I feel obliged to tell any of you non-Portlanders reading this that Twisted always has a fantastic selection of sock yarn from Indie dyers and they ship, just in case you need some.
The yarn, by the way, is gorgeous and soft. It did not split, even though I used an Addi Lace Needle. I love the colorway, but want to clarify that I am not a Miami Dolphins fan, which is what I thought of as I worked my way through the first sock. Funny how yarn looks different when knit up, isn't it? I never made that association when I saw it on the skein. I do like the way it never pooled though. Really cool stuff.