That’s all it took for me to knit an entire pair of socks, using the Magic Loop method! I finished the second sock tonight and can’t wait to wear them tomorrow.
The second sock was definitely easier than the first – although I still tend to lose a stitch when I join the round, so I need to work on that some more to figure out what I’m doing wrong. Or I’ll just have to cast on an extra stitch each time, I guess – but I’d rather figure out why I’m losing the one and fix it.
Here’s the second sock:
And here are both socks together:
And up close with more detail of the ‘beaded rib’ pattern on the top:
As much as I love this pattern, I think I want to try something else next – still socks and still Magic Loop, but I’m going to look for a different pattern. I promised my 8-year-old that my next project would be for her, so I need to find a good pattern for kid-sized socks. I looked around on Ravelry today but didn’t find much. I know that any sock pattern can be adapted to Magic Loop, but I don’t think I’m quite to that point yet. I still want someone to tell me how many stitches and how to maneuver them for the heel and gusset. Once I get more comfortable with Magic Loop, then I’ll probably try converting a pattern on my own, but we’ll see.
So right now I have no project on the needles – which is going to drive me bonkers. I guess I need to find a pattern soon!