Posts in this series:
Sock-A-Long: The Discipline of Knitting the Whole Leg and Not Skipping to the Heel (because I know how I am)
Sock-A-long: Don’t Get Flapped by the Heel Flap
Sock-A-Long: Turning a Heel is Like Freaking Magic
Sock-A-Long: Knitting the Foot is Like Freaking Boring
Sock-A-Long: Toes and Done!
I’ve been knitting on my socks, my Cirque Socks. Its a nifty free pattern written by The Sexy Knitter and you can grab your copy right here.
This is what they should look like when I’m done:
I’m making mine in colorway Matcha but I’m using the same yarn as the designer did, Stroll Fingering, so I’m pretty confident that they will turn out to be just like that picture… but only if I knit the whole leg.
You see I have 2 and a half repeats done of this cable pattern.
Since I’ve managed to get that done for both socks, its a nice amount of knitting. The legs of these socks are looking pretty good. They are not done yet… but they could be.
I like to cheat. I admit it. I don’t cheat on anything that would hurt other people but when I can get away with some victim-less cheater-ly, corner-cutting shenanigans, I usually go for it. What can I say? Cheating makes me feel clever. And the only place you can cheat in sock making is on the leg.
You can’t cheat on the heel. If you make a short heel your socks won’t fit. That goes for the foot of the sock too. You can’t cheat on toes because toes are all about finishing up and being done with it all. So the only place to cheat in is the leg. I’m always tempted to cheat on the legs of my socks.
When I first read through the Cirque Sock pattern I noticed this:
That translates to “work 3 full repeats… start a fourth repeat… and stop when you are halfway through it after round 8 (or 9 for the large size)”. I instantly realized that I could stop after one and half repeats. Or two and half. Or I could go onto four and half (yeah that will never happen). From the moment of that realization to right now I’ve been secretly thinking about stopping after only two and half repeats.
I could so do that.
I’m the Knitter and I can do what I want. I’m not the Assistant Knitter or the Knitting Partner or even the Regional Supervisory Knitter. I am The Knitter. I can do whatever I want up to and including blowing off a whole repeat on my Cirque Socks.