Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in color Whales Road
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles
Pattern: Mariesi by Marie Amelie Designs
I purchased the Malabrigo Sock yarn from a yarn shop in Lynchburg, VA. Superwash sock yarn isn’t common to find in my stash, so I picked up this colorful skein at the yarn shop.
This was my first time knitting socks toe-up. I’ve been partial over the years to cuff-down sock construction. I like a heel flap and gusset. 😊 I truly enjoyed knitting toe-up socks for the first time.
I followed the size for a finished sock circumference of 8 1/4 inches.
You may remember I had a little trouble with ladders forming between the stitches on my double pointed needles. I had uneven tension here. I discussed how I fixed this issue in a YouTube video.
I enjoyed how engaging this pattern was with all the cables. I especially enjoyed the cables running along the back of the leg.
The pattern was well-written. There are no written instructions for the chart, but I highly appreciate the separate charts for each size. This made the chart easy to follow while knitting.
I would knit this pattern again but with a less colorful yarn. In my opinion, the cables would be able to shine better.
Overall, I was pleased with this pattern and the socks that resulted from it. 🧦