I finished my second carpool project and it is another pair of simple 4x2 ribbed socks. The pattern was simple and the socks are short so they knit up fairly quick.
I don't think I've knit socks this short before, but I didn't have much choice if I wanted the two socks to match. Can you tell why? Each sock is exactly one repeat of the pattern in the yarn. I've never seen such a long pattern without any type of repeat in this type of sock yarn before. And there is one small section of blue and tan in the heel part of each sock that isn't repeated anywhere else. It seemed really odd while I was knitting and I probably wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't trying to make sue that the socks matched. I like my stripey socks to match.
This is the second project I've completed while carpooling to work! I like knitting in the car and I've now finished two pairs of socks I wouldn't have otherwise. I haven't started the next socks yet because I'm trying to decide what to do. I'd like my next pair to be with the handspun I showed last Friday, but I'm stumped on what pattern to use. I'm trying to decide between a simple ribbing or something a little more involved. I think I'll go home and pull out my comp of Sensation Knitted Socks and see if anything jumps out at me.
Pattern: 4x2 Ribbed Socks
Size: Women's medium
Yarn: Trekking XXL - color 83
Needles: addi TURBO Lace Needles - US# 1 (2.5 mm)
Notes: Socks were knit toe-up with a short row heel and toe. I have a lot of yarn leftover. I think enough to make a baby hat.