I haven't knit lace socks in ages, so I decided to cast on these for last week's vacation:
The pattern is Wishbone Socks from Interweave Knits Accessories 2009. I knew the pattern would be well-written seeing as the designer is sock maven Nancy Bush. She doesn't call for ribbing the cuff, but I'm a firm believer in the necessity of ribbed cuffs, so I added a half-inch of 2x2.
I learned something that I should have figured out a long time ago. When I started the lace, I could not find a counter (the click type). I own quite a few so it's embarrassing that none of them were available. Since we were about to leave for our getaway, I figured I'd have to use paper and pencil.
But once I got knitting, I realized that I can read this pattern! I don't need the numbers for something this simple. I found that I make fewer mistakes without the counter. Because I'm constantly tracking the pattern in my mind -- instead of letting the counter do it -- I'm on track all the time. (Note: I'm not giving up the counter for more complicated patterns, but is is very freeing on this project!)
I am probably the last knitter on Earth to figure this out. Better late than never!
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