Knitty Project (Winter 2005): Pomatomus


Cast on #1 - Full of optimism

I started these as my substitute project for the second month of the KAL. I finished grafting the toe on the second sock last night, just a few days past the deadline.  I had to frog the first sock about halfway through the first repeat because the yarnovers called for in the pattern looked sloppy, so I subbed make 1 increases.


Pattern Detail

This made the pattern tidier, but also tighter, so I ended up making these for my eldest. Appropriate, I guess, since these were typical teenage socks:

  • painful (gave me a blister)
  • cranky (me, because of the blister)
  • difficult (combination of yarn with no spring and k1p1 ribbing)

But I’d invested too much time in them to give up. By the end of February, I had turned the heel on the first sock.


By mid-March, I had knit the first of my March KAL socks, and had yet to start the second February sock. So, two months later, they are finally done, my teenager loves them, and I never have to knit them again. Particularly not with this yarn.

Technical specs:

  • Yarn: Fiesta Baby Boom
    • Spring Chill colorway, leftovers gifted to teenager
  • Needles: US Size 1 47 inch circular (magic loop)
  • Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A.



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