**This post contains affiliate links. Any link marked with an * will give me a reward or commission if you purchase something using that link.**
Hello again, and welcome back to another WIP Wednesday! This time, I've got a new design on the needles -- my Gauntlet Socks!
Those who follow my Patreon behind-the-scenes are aware that it took a while for this yarn to get to me (but, the folks at Washtenaw Wool were really good about getting things sorted), but it's finally here, so off we go!
The yarn will eventually become a pair of socks! Like my Slipped Stitch Gradient Socks, these socks won't match, but the colour difference is less elaborate then the yarn I used for those socks, so it should be less of an issue.
Yarn is, as mentioned above, from the *Washtenaw Wool Company, and is the colourway is *"Orion" on their Leelanau sock yarn base. It's 80% Superwash US wool, and 20% nylon, and it knits up well so far! I quite like the feel while knitting, I do have to say! It's not as soft and squishy as some of the merino sock yarns I've worked with, but I personally like that -- it seems to me that the super-soft socks yarns don't wear as well, while this feels like it will wear really well.
And, the needles are my usual circular sock yarn needles for magic loop, the *HiyaHiya 2.25 mm circulars.
I will admit to being foolish -- when I was first swatching for the idea for these socks, I tested out a 60-stitch circumference for the stitch pattern. They were -way- too small. So, what did I do when I cast on again? Yep, I ignored my notes, and cast on 60 stitches for socks, completely on auto-pilot! Arg! So yes, I will have to rip back and cast on more stitches. But that's not a huge loss, I didn't get too far before I realized what I'd done. And yep, sometimes part of my job is ripping back. At least it goes faster then the knitting goes!
Well, all that written, and that's that for an update folks! Stay tuned for more WIP Wednesday, and, as always, thanks for reading!
P.S. I was given the yarn as yarn support for this design, but all opinions about the yarn are my own!