I'm so excited to show you my first pair of socks made from my own handspun! They were so fun to make from start to finish!
I tried toe up socks again (after getting Wendy's book) and am so glad I did! These are super....with a gusset and all....plus they are nice and high because I saw I had plenty of yarn!
Pattern: Labyrinth Socks from "Socks from the toe up" by Wendy Johnson!
Needles: US 2 and 2.5 (for the leg) dpn
Yarn: Handspun Targhee 360 yards, sport weight
Mods: I used Judy's magic cast on for the toes and a sewn bind-off. Did 6 repeats of the chart...oh and for the last pattern row I left out one little part of the pattern because it really is setting things up for the next row and I thought would look like a floating yarn over.
and for the spinners....I had seen where you could buy these spinner control cards to help you spin the size you want...it seemed like such a quick visual check, especially since I haven't gotten fingering weight yarn yet. (They retail for $15) Then on ravelry I saw where someone had made one we could print off for free! I got it laminated, so for less the $2 I'm good to go! Do you want one too? Go here! (It is a ravelry link, I couldn't find any other!)