Another Pair of Baby Socks!
I have just finished the 5th pair of baby socks, and am finally happy with my pattern. I am casting on 36 sts, size 1s, Opal sock yarn, and keeping to a k2p1 rib down the instep. I shortened the cuff just a bit, but the foot is still about 4" long.
Notice anything different about this pair? Well, they match! Using my ball winder and my trusty kitchen scales, I divided the skein into two 50 gram balls, snipped the yarn at the right spot in the pattern, and knit one sockie from each ball.
That's one thing I really like about the Opal yarn. If I watch my scale, the pattern repeats at 50 grams every time. I end with one ball about 49 grams, and the other ball 51 grams, but that's close enough for me.
Now I have enough left in this skein to make a nice pair of kid sized socks for charity, or I can continue on with baby socks for the Opal Longest Line Contest.
I see a trip to Marshall in the near future, I'll take my orange Opals along for the car ride. I'd like to get them finished so I can start another pair for my son.