My first pair of socks is officially knitted, finished, blocked and photographed. Many thanks to Maggs for nudging me into starting this journey, and to the wifey for helping with modeled photos!
Pattern: Rye by Tin Can Knits
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted.
Size made: Cuff is Adult L and foot is Adult S. Length is custom to fit yours truly.
Needles: US3 for ribbing, US4 for everything else
Modifications: Very few. On the second sock, I picked up one extra stitch in each corner of the gusset then decreased it on the first row. Since I used a smaller foot size than cuff size, I just continued decreasing after the gusset until I had the right size. I had to adjust the “beginning of round” marker when starting the foot as a result, but it wasn’t anything major.
They fit really well and are comfortable. I am very happy with my first socks! The pattern was great for a first timer. Everything was explained very thoroughly and the worsted weight yarn made for a quick project.
If I knit this pattern again, I would do the modifications listed above. I would also choose a different yarn as this one knitted up rather stiff at such a tight gauge (it softened somewhat with blocking, though). I would use dpns for the whole project instead of magic loop, since I’m just better at keeping even tension with dpns.