...... not for this year, in fact it's the 5th pair but it's the 1st pair that I knitted on one circular, 2 socks at the same time using magic loop !
I am happy with the socks & it was a great feeling when I cast off & I had a pair of socks instantly. I am glad that I tried this technique & enjoyed the process.
One sock looks darker than the other as I used both ends (one from the outside & one from the inside) of the ball.
I used the stitch pattern from the Olympian Socks. It's an easy to remember pattern & it looks great. The yarn is the Knittery merino sock yarn which is no longer available. I love this yarn as it's so soft & nice to knit with & of course, feels so great on the feet. I have another pair that was knitted with the same yarn & I have been wearing them for the last 4-5 years & they still feel great. I think I have another skein in my stash & that's it. I should have bought more before she closed her shop.
Remember my Vitamin D & the problem that I had with the short row shaping. Well, I got it right this time & everything went well. I have finished the body & also the front band ....
..... looks great. Now I am knitting the sleeves & as I have only about 500 yds of the yarn left, I decided to knit both sleeves at the same time using magic loop on one circular.
It's like knitting socks except on bigger circumferences. I pick up half of the stitches on Sleeve A & all the stitches on Sleeve B & then the other half of the stitches on Sleeve A. That orange marker is the start of my Sleeve A. Now I just have to keep knitting till I run out of yarn & hopefully, I can have long sleeves or if not, 3/4 sleeves. Keep my fingers crossed .......