"we're fools whether we knit or not, so we may's well knit"

- old southern saying

Monday, August 13, 2007

20 grams of handspun shetland

ilg 20g crop
gansey sock in progress

This is how far 20g of handspun singles goes. After getting this far, I spun another spindlefull of shetland...yep, another 20 grams. That should take me well into the second sock. Once the leg is knit, the foot flies...only two skinny cables and some seed stitch to think about. I can tell that these are going to be favorite cold weather gig socks.


Knitman said...

Don't forget to announce the birth on Socknitters when complete. These look lovely.

Deb said...

Your sock is gorgeous! I'm wondering how well a sock knit with a single will hold up. I've knit socks with 2-ply merino that got a hole in the heel after a month. Very disappointing! I'm going to try it again with a 3-ply to see what happens. As for the gansey, I'm just about to cast on .... in Hot Socks Sockenwolle rather than handspun. With the nylon content of this yarn, I hope not to get a hole so easily.

broadcasting from a knitting parlour said...

I have had no problem with single ply socks. The soles of the feet tend to felt quickly (if I wear them with, say, my hiking boots rather than my Birkys) and that dense fabric survives really well.