I finished another pair of socks using some of my handspun. This skein had a lot less yardage and that is why the socks are so short. I think they will be fine to wear around the house once the weather get a little cooler. This handspun is thicker than the sock yarn that I typically use and I like the difference. The finished sock feels more thick and cosy.
This time around I only had 240 yards to complete the socks. So, I started by winding the skein into a single ball and then wieghing the ball. I then wound a smaller ball off the first until I had the yarn spun into equal weight balls.
I used each ball to knit a toe up sock. I knit the socks one at a time but didn't bind off the first sock until the second was done and I could ensure that they were the same length. Even though the balls were the same weight, I was pretty sure that the yardage wouldn't be the same because of the variance in the weight of the handspun. I did have a little yarn leftover and since it is superwash, I took the leftovers and knit up a little baby beanie.
Stitch Pattern: Openwork Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: My own handspun; superwash merino wool
240 yards/4oz; dyed by Pigeon Roof Studios
WPI: 11 wraps per inch (average)
Needles: addi TURBO Needles - US# 3 (3.25 mm)
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette
Stitches Around: 50
Notes: toe up on 2 circular needles; short row toe and heel