Pattern: Little Pumpkin socks
Yarn: Wollmeise 80/20 in Kurbis
Needles: US 0 DPNs
Notes: Favorite socks ever. No joke. The pattern was super easy to memorize, but has such a pretty result (this is my ideal in sock patterns – I get bored easily, but I’m not staring at a chart.) I did have some trouble with the cables the first time, but then it was easy. I knit on 4 rather than 5 DPNs, and that was no problem. I knit them exactly to specs, and they are perfect on my size 8, slightly narrow feet.
The Wollmeise took some getting used to – it is strangely dry and unyielding. By the end I was used to it, and I would use it again, should the insane demand ever die down. The resulting socks are sturdy and will wear well I think. The yarn is slightly thicker than some, which I actually prefer (I am not a fan of, for instance, Shepherd Sock… too skinny.) I used my regular doubled cast on (cast on with 2 strands of yarn, makes a stretchy top) and they are easy to put on, but they don’t fall down. The color is gorgeous, simply one of my favorites!
My next socks will use Malabrigo sock. Last night I cast on for a pair of Embossed Leaves, but I think the yarn is too dark for that… I will try twisted tweed instead (picked out by my husband, who thinks spiraling patterns are nifty.)