I know it’s Socktober and all, and I should be knitting on these since they have somewhat of a deadline. I can’t stop working on this Tiny Rocky Coast for Zooey though! It’s balmy and pretty warm here today, but the weather changes back and forth quickly here, so she could potentially wear it any day now!
I think I’m going to get super dorky and knit myself a matching Rocky Coast, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttt…I really don’t like worsted weight sweaters that much. Arkansas has pretty mild winters, and I think I’d get much more wear out of something sock weight. I’m knitting the Tern socks out of Blue Moon Fiber Socks That Rock mediumweight. It’s a pretty hefty sock yarn. It’s even a bit thicker than Jitterbug or Koigu, two of the thickest ones I’ve used. My plan is to get some gorgeous color from their Shaded Solids or Watercolor Wave colorways and maybe go up a needle size and/or add a repeat to the largest size in the kid pattern. It’s a 34 3/4″ chest on the largest kid size, so that’s not too much of a stretch to get to the 36″ size I would make in the adult version. I’m already using a smaller needle to get gauge on Z’s version, so a slightly thicker yarn and the needle recommended by the pattern should do it! I think the hardest part of this venture is picking out a color.
I am also enjoying the Terns. I haven’t knit on them since I got past the heel and decided that a baby sweater was much more thrilling for the moment. It’s the 23rd. I still have a whole week at least! I’m going to aim for finishing by Sunday morning so I can have them modeled by someone with the right foot size, since these are not for me.
I did alter the heel, because I can’t stand not doing a heel flap and I hate short row heels. These look so much better stretched out, so I’m going to recommit myself and get these done for a modeled shot.
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