I love knitting mindless socks! The ones were the yarn does all the work, and you just have to knit and wait to see what happends next. Of course, there is a time for everything, and I love intricate sock pattern as well. But, somehow, mindless socks is kind of my security blanket. It´s true comfort knitting.
This time I have knitted socks in a new to me yarn, West Yorkshire Spinners, Signature 4 Ply in the Blue tit colorway (818). Kindly sent to me by Dani from little bobbins knits podcast in a swap we did a few weeks back. The wool content in this yarn contains 35% Bluefaced Leicester wool, and it was a joy to knit with! I´m knitting them on magic loop, and I used my new favorite needles Chiaogoo RED 32″ (80 cm) 2.0mm/US0 needles for these socks, because I thought the yarn was a bit on the thin side, and because I have been experimenting with smaller needles for my socks lately. My thought is that my socks will last even longer if I go down a size. 2.5mm is still my go-to needle.
As many others that knits a lot of socks, I have my own pattern for simple socks. If you are new to sock knitting you might want to take a look at it. It´s a free pattern, and explains both a grafted toe and a star toe. If you try it out, let me know what you think.
I tried to do a partridge heel (I have been known to call it a pigeon heel…) on these ones, since Dani has knitted quite a few socks with that type of heel, and I wanted to add a bit of Dani to them. They fit like a glove and I look forward to wearing them!
They are knitted in a eur. size 38 and I used 64 g/255.7m of yarn to knit the pair.
When I was about to take the photo of the socks, I remembered that I had a card with a blue tit on it. I recently bought some cards from the incredible talented Hannah Longmuir on Etsy. She does the most amazing pencil drawings, so if you are into that kind of stuff, you should really check her out!
Question: What is your go-to needle on fingering weight sock yarn?