Socks! I have finished socks!
It’s a miracle, I know.
I had to cast on for these after seeing them on Cookie’s blog.
Modifications: I made the ribbing on the cuff a little shorter. I don’t really know why. I did it on the first one, so I had to make the second to match. Maybe I just got tired of the ribbing. For the toe, I made a star toe instead of a wedge toe. I love how the star toe fits my feet. Oh, and I didn’t do the purl row between the cables and the toe. I tried it, but I didn’t like how it looked so I left it out.
These socks are unusual because they start with an 80-stitch cast-on at the cuff, but decrease down to 64 stitches at the foot. They need the extra stitches because of the cables. I really like how they fit my feet – I have a high instep, and these work really well.
Probably the only thing I would do differently would be to use a size smaller needle for the ribbing at the cuff, then change to the 2.5mm when starting the cables, since the cuff ribbing seems very loose. But it probably isn’t necessary since the ribbing is so stretchy that it still stays put on the leg.
Oh, and just so you don’t think I’m cheating and only made one: