My current project is a pair of socks. The pattern is from Knitpicks and the pattern name is Shorties Socks. My first attempt came out a little loose and not quite right. Of course, I also made them one at a time, instead of two at a time. And the bind off was too loose and flared.
My second attempt at socks, I tried the free Two at Once, Toe Up, Magic Loop Sock Pattern from Knitpicks. Yes, I love Knitpicks. I love their yarn! I love the quality and the feel! Their Brava worsted yarn is so soft for acrylic. That is usually my complaint against acrylic yarn: softness. Do I want to have that against my skin? I also love Caron Yarns Simply Soft line. Anyway, the second attempt at socks sort of worked out except for the cuff, where I did a hard bind off/stretchy bind off combo that was too hard. The pattern is customizable, which I loved… but the heel turn wasn’t my favorite so I replaced it with the heel turn of the Shorties Sock pattern, which uses a Fleegle heel. It came out very pointy, but when you put it on, it fit pretty well.
I decided to try a different yarn for the most current socks. The green socks were made from Stroll fingering yarn: Superwash Merino wool. They are comfy but I think my feet are not used to the larger stitches, compared to a factory knit sock of the same material. The white socks are made of Comfy Fingering yarn: a Cotton and Acrylic combo. I haven’t finished to socks yet so I have no idea how good they feel on the feet. I decided to use the Shorties Sock pattern and adjust the body a little and do two at a time.