My first knitting project completed in 2017: Cleave by Hunter Hammerson in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock Yarn (ginger). It is a gorgeous and enjoyable pattern to knit. The cables are beautiful and not too tricky, the ribbing is comfortable, and the gusset increases are interesting. I hadn’t tried this method of sock construction before. It was also interesting because the two socks are not identical, because the cables are only on the outer leg side of each sock. I plan to try the pattern again in a lighter yarn.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry, or in the book New Directions in Sock Knitting.

I have to come clean with you, I didn’t knit a test swatch beforehand to check the gauge, and I regret it, because they are a tiny bit loose on my feet. I solemnly swear to make a test swatch next time and every time before beginning a new knitting project.

My goal for 2017 is to knit a small project (most likely socks, mittens, or baby wear) every two weeks. I’ve already cast on my next project: Knit Sampler, from Stephanie Van der Linden’s book Around the World in Knitted Socks. This book is a must in the sock knitter’s library. When I checked on Ravelry under Stephanie Van der Linden, I saw that she has a great number of amazing designs worth trying.

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