Way back in September, I joined the Firestarter KAL with the goal to knit a pair of Firestarter socks, a beautiful pattern by Yarnissima. With the beginning of the KAL, the first sock was done fairly quickly in less than 2 weeks. Time passed and other socks were knit. A few months passed before the second Firestarter sock made its way into the rotation but soon after that, I had a completed mate and another pair of socks.
Sock #1 was knit between September 21 and October 1 2007. Sock #2 was knit between February 2 and February 14 2008.
Yarn: Phoenix Fiberworks colorway Nymph
Pattern: Firestarter socks by Yarnissima
Mods: one less repeat of the twisted stitches on the foot because of my row gauge. Also I didn’t knit them quite as long in the leg and I didn’t change needle sizes on the leg, although I think that would have been a good idea.
I enjoyed knitting these socks a lot. Figuring out the twisted stitches was a bit daunting at first but I figured it out quickly enough. Knitting my second Snicket sock after that was a walk in the park, no more need to use a cable needle! It was also my first time doing a toe-up with gusset sock so that was a learning experience too. I wont be afraid of doing more twisted stitches pattern and actually look forward to it. There are quite a few out there that are very pretty…
I haven’t worn these socks yet except for a few hours after finishing them. I’ve noticed that they slouch a bit but I think that wont be too much of a problem.
The color of the yarn is really fun and bright, I’m really looking forward to wearing them this spring with my pink crocs! : )