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Welcome back to WIP Wednesday! And I'm back with a new project - the second iteration of the long-forgotten Gauntlet Socks!
The last time I'd looked at this pattern, they were still languishing with one sock done (the project bag is deep in a storage box, and I will fish it out and finish it at one point)! But, I had all my project notes, so I've been submitting these socks to magazine calls and such when they fit the theme, and, they've been accepted! They'll be for Cast On Magazine (which is part of The Knitting Guild Association!) This is also exciting, as Cast On is ok with me posting my Work-In-Progress - so you get to see at least some of these socks come together! Interestingly enough, my gauge is noticeably different between my original sample and the new sample - yes, it's new yarn and different needles, but usually I don't see this drastic a difference! So, I did have to re-do my first attempt at these socks when it became clear that something wasn't quite right, but I think I've got it now!
Yarn is Lichen and Lace's beautiful "Beach Glass" colourway on their 80/20 Sock Yarn (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon) I got this yarn for free as part of working with Cast On Magazine (this is actually quite common when you're publishing knit or crochet designs with magazines, you'll often get the yarn for free!)
Needles are a set of 2.5 mm (US 1.5) *Knit Picks Nickle Plated Fixed Circular Needles. I was initially skeptical about Knit Picks Needles, as I'd heard a few horror stories, but honestly, these are pretty solid needles for the price! I've paid more for needles that are not nearly as good - the cable is probably the most flexible cable I've tried out so far, they're working great for Magic Loop! The only grumble I have is that the join isn't smooth, my yarn does get caught a bit there, but it's nothing horrible. I've had worse joins on far more expensive needles; so, for the price, these are pretty great, I think!
Stitch markers are *Silver Rose Stitch Markers from *NotionsEmporium. I absolutely adore these locking stitch markers for working with Magic Loop and Double Pointed Needles, because I can clip them into the work and don't have to have them dangling on the cable of the circular (where I can and will lose them!), or, in the case of DPNs, it's about the only way to mark your work, as a regular ring style marker will just fall off the tips of the needles unless it's in the middle of a needle.
So, this is my current knitting project (along with several others in various stages of knitting, washing, and finishing! Now that I've shared my WIP; What are you working on today? Let me know in the comments, or post it in the Works In Progress channel on Discord!
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