Monday, April 28, 2008

Socks in progress

I've been working on another pair of toe-up socks using the Knitty universal toe-up sock pattern, this time with 60 stitches on US2s from Knitpicks. The yarn is Crystal Palace Maizy, which is 82% corn fiber and 18% elastic. I am really liking the elasticity of the yarn, I think it's going to make a very cushy pair of socks. I am not so fond of the fact that the variegation on the socks looks quite a bit different, even though the yarn is from the same dyelot and both socks have the exact same number of stitches. (I counted. Many times.) But I think the differences in variegation will grow on me, just like it did last time.

This is my first pair of socks on the Knitpicks needles, and I have to say they are working quite well. The cable is really flexible and doesn't kink, and the joins of the cable with the needles are pretty smooth. Definitely a good value for the price!