List was challenged to kick sample socks for the patterns on the
Internet that did not have pictures...I had been wanting to try
a toe-up pattern so I picked "Karen's Red Socks." If I
had read the whole pattern before I volunteered, I MIGHT have noticed
they were knee high socks...sheesh!
I used bright
red Majestic Merino I got on Ebay with size 2.5mm needles and my
gauge is larger than the pattern because I plan to felt the feet.
The pattern was easy to follow with a few slight exceptions. In
the short row toes, the author picks up each wrap on two rows...but,
in the beginning, I couldn't figure out what was being picked up
the second time...so I didn't. And I would make the toes narrower
in the future. Also I did NOT decrease in the ribbing at the top...hey...I
was really working hard on following the pattern...but after ten
thousand miles of leg...I just had to break free!