I present to you my Pebbles & Pathways socks designed by Marceline Smith and knit on my Everyday Fingering base in the colorway 'Diadem"
This was one of those perfect knitting projects- I saw it on Instagram, I bought the pattern, and caked the yarn and was casting on a few days later (during a snow day no less). More often than not, I get caught up in the decision making process (which base, which colorway, which size) and some projects take far too long to cast on. But not this one, this project came together effortlessly.
I knew I wanted to use my Everyday Fingering base instead of my Signature Sock yarn for this project, because for years I've been telling people EDF would be fine for socks, and especially great for a project with stitch work since the yarn has such great spring and stitch definition. It seemed it was time to put my money where my mouth is and prove my point! While I don't have any conclusive information about how the socks will wear (yet), but I definitely feel like I proved my point with the stitch definition!
What's even more exciting about this FO, is that I conquered a little fear that has been lingering in me about knitting cables. This wasn't my first time knitting cables mind you, but for some reason I've spent the last few years generally avoiding any patterns that feature cables, despite how much I love the look. I'm not terribly good at keeping track of rows since I kind of zone out when I am knitting and I find the process to be so clunky for me.
What drew me in to this particular project was that it was a smaller cable (less stiches to tango with), that you repeated consistently throughout the whole project. Plus, the designer, Marceline who I follow on Instagram, was SO kind to do a little tutorial showing me how to keep track of my rows by counting the garter stitches between each cable- which I found to be incredibly helpful!
By the time I got to my second sock I had even lost my little cable needles and had to teach myself how to do the cable without the cable needle, which I have to say, felt incredibly badass!
Overall, I really enjoyed knitting these socks! It was a fun challenging knit that came together quickly. I loved the way my EDF base knit up on a size one (I usually use a 4, 5 or 6 for sweaters) and the fit is incredible! I should note that I followed the pattern to the letter, except for the heel. I subbed in my own heel pattern from my Spontaneous Socks so that I could work it from memory instead of having to look at the pattern since I primarily worked on these socks on the go.
I would highly recommend giving this pattern a go regardless of your cable or sock knitting experience. I would also recommend trying my Everyday Fingering base for socks if you are interested in knitting socks without nylon. I'll be sure to report back with how this pair is wearing and washing when I have more information.
You can find the pattern for Pebbles & Pathways by Marcleine Smith on Ravelry, Here.
And you can find Marceline on Instagram under @Heybrownberry and search more Pebbles & Pathways projects with the hashtag #pebblesandpathways or #pebblesandpathwaysKAL
Marceline's special message:
"This pattern expresses how our journey (in life and knitting) can shift and change. Pathways open to us, then they may twist and turn. At times there are stones and even steep curves, but somehow there is always a way forward."
You can find the colorway "Diadem" I used for this project, Here.
And you can shop my Everyday Fingering Base, Here.
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