Honestly, I’m still sort of in between opinions. I haven’t knitted that many socks in my life. The pair I just finished was the first one I didn’t need any help with. It’s been many years since I knitted any socks and when I was younger, I really didn’t care for it that much. The pattern I used this time is called Sparrow, it’s designed by Gemma Atkinson and it can be found in the Rowan book Fine Art Collection that includes other gorgeous sock patterns by Marie Wallin or Martin Storey.
You can find my Ravelry project here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/MatyldasBarn/sparrow
I used Pandia’s Jewels hand-dyed sock yarn. I started knitting size 6-7 with 2 mm double pointed needles, but the sock was way too wide. So I decided to frog it and after some measuring I started knitting with 1,5 mm needles and I casted on 70 sts instead of 75. I adjusted the pattern two times after that as well. I think it really pays off if you customize your sock.
Knitting with five double pointed needles is probably the most annoying part about knitting socks. I never tried knitting socks using the magic loop method on circular needles yet, but recently I purchased new circulars by Addi that should do the trick (I don’t remember their name, but I know there’s “sock” mentioned). I’m planning to try them next time. Working with circular needles creates another problem though if the pattern works with the double pointed, but I assume that can be solved by adding stitch markers where the supposed needle begins and ends.
How about you, do you like knitting socks? I know there’s a lot of people who love it and I kind of wonder why 😀 I mean, it’s a fun small project, but I could not start knitting another pair after I just finished one. It just feels a little bit exhausting to me 🙂