One of the classes I got into at the Sock Summit was Meg Swansen’s and Amy Detjen’s EZ’s Wearable Art Stockings. The homework was to knit the sock from the cuff to the heel. I’ve nearly finished one and will probably do my other homework before knitting the second.
The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Classic One Fifty 100% merino in natural and teal. I am using US5 – Bryspun needles and I amazingly made gauge. I guess two color knitting makes me a little tighter. The one correction I did make as I did not want these to be over the knee stockings, is that I am stopping when they reach ~12 inches long instead of 16. I guess Meg and Amy are taller than me.
There is a seem up the middle of the back of the leg. I think if I was going to do this again, when my brain is 100% (i.e. no anaesthesia for several months), I would do the contrast color up the center of the seam to make it less obvious. When decreasing for the ankle, I did a SSK after the seam and a K2tog before it. This makes the pattern blend into the seam.
For the pattern, I used the simplest one given with the homework. I really couldn’t deal with anything more complicated. As it is, there are a few mistakes. I did correct some, but found that so stressful, that I decided errors were preferable.
It seems odd to be knitting long wool socks in summer, but it seems to be the right project for my convalescence.