- No pattern, sadly
- Lana Grossa Meilenweit Fun & Stripes, [80% superwash wool, 20% nylon],
color: 615 (blue & green stripes), 1 ball
- US 2
- 7.5 sts/inch
- Feb 2004?
- These were my first pair of fingering-weight socks and they came out CRAPPY. I didn't use a pattern, I just adapted a pattern that I had been using for DK-weight yarn. This resulted in a too-loose ankle, a too-long foot, and a generally badly fitting pair of socks. Oh well, at least I learned from my mistakes.
This yarn is also rather awful. It is scratchy and stiff. It has softened up a little after many washings, but it is still remains the most unpleasant sock yarn I've ever used. The yarn comes with some reinforcing yarn, which I used in the toe and heel (you can see that those sections have different colored flecks in the pictures below). However, I don't think the reinforcing yarn was really necessary. I'm actually kind of hoping these socks develop a hole so I can throw them out. However, I only wear them when all my other handknitted socks are dirty, so they don't get much use.