FO: Hermione’s Got Rhythm

Wow…three posts in three days…definitely a record.

Late last year, I set myself a goal to knit down some of the yarn I have wound already, as I have heard that it should not be kept in centre pull balls for years on end.  To that end, when the time came for me to cast on a pair of simple socks to knit over the holidays (I can’t knit anything even remotely complex if I have company and my parents were coming to visit for a week), I snagged my wound ball of Tanis Blue Label in a vintage multi called Rhythm.  I came into this ball via my friend, Shireen, when she wanted to trade it for something heavier.

I chose Hermione’s Everyday socks because they were a simple textured pattern with nothing more than knits and purls, and would take very little attention to knit.

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As is always the case, the yarn striped….my particular gauge means this happens pretty much every time I knit up a variegated yarn into socks.

This is also my first pair of socks without cashmere and I was pleasantly surprised that they were quite comfy.  I was afraid I had become somewhat spoiled! 😉

Summary:

Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Yarn: Tanis Blue Label in Rhythm

Who Was It Made For?  Me

Were There Changes Made To The Pattern?  I really didn’t like the modified eye of partridge heel with the garter edging, so I went to my standard slipped stitch heel flap and gussets.  I also modified the toe and started grafting with 14 stitches on each needle.  I find any fewer and the toe is just too long and too triangular to fit me properly.  Essentially, I just took the stitch pattern and put it into my “go to” sock construction.

Did I Learn Anything New?  No.  This was my 8th pair of top down, fingering weight socks.

Anything Else?  I was very surprised that I really like the texture.  It’s simple but prettier than a plain stockinette or 3×1 rib.

Would I Make Another?: Probably, if only because they were so easy and I like the texture of the finished socks quite a bit.

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