I’ve altered the pattern to include this plaited cable rib, naming this pair of socks “Kat’s Feis” after my beautiful niece who does some lovely Irish dancing. May I one day be able to go to a Feis she’s dancing in.
This is the first time I’ve used this weight yarn (sock weight), the first time I’ve used a size 3 needle and the first time I’ve used real cabling except for my practice piece. What I’ve learned: socks are addictive; cables are addictive; knitting is addictive. I like the fleegle heel in this pattern better than the wrap technique I’ve tried in others. I also like Judy’s magic cast on for the toe better than I do a provisional.
This is not to say that the things I like less are not as good. It is simply that at my current knitting level I find those more difficult or cumbersome than my preferred techniques.
When I finish these I’ll take a picture of me wiggling my toes in them for you.