Saturday, February 03, 2007


Finally, the Fawkes socks are finished. Only took a year. Not for any issues with the pattern or yarn - just got sidetracked with other things after knitting the first sock.

Yarn: Two Waters Fiberworks, color: Bombay (I think)
Pattern: River Rapids by Sockbug
Needles: US sz 2

The pattern is written for two circular needles, which is how I knit the first sock. I intended to do the second sock in the same manner, but accidentally discovered that you indeed can do Magic Loop with shorter needles. The ones I had used for the first sock are labeled as 29" needles, but actually measure almost 31". I've done Magic Loop on 32" needles, but in some ways I liked having an even shorter cable. Something to keep in mind.

I like these socks very much, but do wish you could see the River Rapids pattern a bit better. Chalk it up to novice sock knitter error - these were either my first or second "real" socks! (well, the first sock, anyway)


Rosemary said...

That's good to know, really because often I find that the 40inch cords sorta get in the way and annoy me at times. I have used 32inchers as well for magic loop and do just fine.

Michelle said...

These are great! So glad you finished the second sock. Yay for Fawkes socks!

jenneke said...

They look amazing! I recently finished socks with this pattern and really love them. Did them on 5 DPN's though. Magic loop scares me :)