This little baby is getting a brother or sister in the near future, so once again, the needles have been click-clacking with babywear...
It's a free Debbie Bliss pattern; very simple, knit all in one piece (even better) and super quick. Cast on to Cast off took two days. I used a bamboo/wool blend which was an 8ply/dk weight, although the pattern called for worsted. I simply used 4.5mm needles instead of 5mm and made the 3-6m size, and it seemed to turn out just fine. It's probably more like a 3m size, but that's perfect for the time of year this little one is due.
and, despite many indications to the contrary, I finished the zig-zag socks!
I had long decided that these were never to become a pair, but somehow, they found their way onto the needles one night and whoosh! they were complete.
Not my favourite knit, I have to say. It was perhaps in hindsight not a good pairing of yarn and pattern? The pattern calls for 2.25mm needles and The Knittery cashmere/merino is full and just a bit splitty, and therefore better suited to 2.75mm needles, I feel. The resulting fabric is a little stiff, and there are a lot of spilt stitches when you look closely (don't look!). I think I'll give this pattern (from Vogue Socks) another go in a different yarn - perhaps Colinette Jitterbug?
I messed up the zig with the zag at some point during the gusset on the second sock too (again, don't look!). Oh yeah, I also missed one pattern repeat on the leg on one, so they are different lengths!! oh well...
They are, however, the most perfect pair of PJ socks I have ever owned :)