First Paraphernalia Finished

As soon as I began knitting this yarn, I realized even though it’s very close to a solid color, the cables weren’t going to show up as well as if it were a lighter color and a very solid.  It’s going to be the same thing with my Composition Book Gray Paraphernalia socks.  Next time I make a pattern sock, I’ll be sure to choose a very solid yarn.

This pattern is so easy.  If you can already knit socks and want to try cables, I highly recommend Paraphernalia.  Someone had mentioned in a comment earlier that the difficulty rating is 4 out of 5 stars.  That is incorrect.  On Ravelry, users rate patterns as to “average rating” which is how much those of us who have used the pattern like it.  I interpret this to mean . . Is the pattern written well?  Does the pattern fit well if made according to instructions? Do you love your socks? A 5 star rating is the best and this pattern has a 4 out of 5 star rating.  On the difficulty level, there’s a sliding bar type rating and this pattern has probably between a 25% and 30% difficulty rating and that’s not difficult at all.  So, don’t be afraid to try this pattern.  Because the cable is on an outer edge and not in the center, there’s a left sock and a right sock so if you make it, be sure to pay attention and not make two of the left or two of the right sock.

Anyway, here’s my one sock  (a left one) done!  The more I use the Bugga yarn, the more I love it.

It fits well and the cables look nice.  It’s now time to cast on for my Project II.  Next week is a busy week but I would love to have both gray socks and the second gold sock done by this time next week.  Can I do it?


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    I am with Diana: of course you can!
    Thanks for your kitchener stitch answer – and for the ravelry pattern link to Paraphernalia: they have a German version that I can actually read and follow, wohooo. Never learnt how to read English knitting patterns, and I really like your gold sock! Now I don’t have any more excuses…

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    Of course you can do it! You are Judy L!! 😉

    I wondered today if you were knitting like a wild woman and it looks like you were. I think it looks fabulous!

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    Nan says

    The sock is beautiful. Thanks for letting us know how the difficulty rating works. I might just try it!

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    pdudgeon says

    lol no Judy, if *I* were knitting it, it would be 4 out of 5 stars difficulty level—for you it’s probably an easy 2 star pattern.