At the last minute last Thursday I decided to join my friend Shana for her weekly knit night in Astoria (the same one that Neoknits Melissa goes to!). The only problem was that I hadn't brought any knitting with me to work that day! So Shana and I came up with the idea that she'd pick out a sock pattern, swing by her place to pick up yarn and needles, and I'd knit her the socks. She's not a sock knitter but she does appreciate a good knitted sock, and I needed something to knit, so it seemed like the perfect plan.
She picked out the Nutkin Sock Pattern and some Koigu and came to meet me at the teahouse. When she produced the Koigu color I almost died laughing because I have the exact same color in my stash! What are the chances? I loved the yarn and pattern so I started knitting right away. After working the turned cuff I thought they looked a bit small, but I kept going. I knew Shana's feet are bigger than mine, so my plan was to try them on myself a bit later and make sure they were roomy on me. As you probably guessed, they were TOO TIGHT on me! I couldn't believe it.
What you see in the picture above is actually try #2 on these socks. I ripped everything out and cast on again, adding about 1/2 inch worth of stitches by adding purls to each purl section. Then I knit what you see above and brought it with me to dinner with Shana on Sunday night and had her try it on . . . and of course it's still too small.
For try #3 I plan to add an entire pattern repeat to see if that works out . . . stay tuned!