I’m building these with some lovely Koigu. The pattern is a basic toe-up with a little twist from this shell sock pattern. I had to adjust the pattern slightly and include a minor rib to make the pattern conform to the number of stitches I had already cast on. I was going to make this sock all stockinette with a ribbed leg, but that was boring the pants off of me. I think this pattern reminds me a bit of the frilly tuxedo shirts and I’m loving it. I’m going to shoot for knee length if my hands don’t wear out first.
This will also be my second project entirely using continental knitting. I’d been curious about it since I heard that it was faster, but it takes some patience to allow yourself the fumbling and relearning muscle memory process involved. I forced myself to do an all purl garter scarf as the first project because that seemed the trickier of the two stitches. So far so good. I can already tell it’s much faster with less motion and easier on my hands for marathon knitting sessions.