Pattern: Shetland Lace Rib Socks
Yarn: Opal sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon
Color: UNI-Solid Cream
Needles: Addi Turbo #1
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette
I needed something to knit in the Toyota waiting room this afternoon.
Grasshopper sweater is ready to start armhole decreases. Since I'm making up the pattern as I go along, it didn't qualify as mindless enough for public knitting.
The Opal Rose Hips socks are packaged up in a bag ready to be taken to Idaho, so I didn't want to work on them.
What's a knitter to do? How about casting on a different pair of socks?
For more than a year, I've been wanting to convert the Shetland lace stitch pattern from Barbara Walker into a ribbing for socks. Today I cast on 60 stitches and got a good start on it.
If I like the results when I'm done, I'll write up the pattern.