The Zora socks are finished. This will not be my last pair of Zora socks. Cables are one of my favorite things to knit.
The Pattern: Zora is a well written, easy to memorize pattern. Knitting this pattern was as easy and just about as quick as knitting the plain socks pattern that I use so much. These were very simple to knit without even referencing the pattern once I got going. The only mods I made were that the instructions say to keep the stitches divided across four needles. I prefer working with stitches divided across three needles, half the stitches on one needle and one fourth of the stitches on each of the other two needles. Stitch markers were not needed but I used a counter so I didn’t have to keep counting stitches in my head.
The Yarn: The yarn is String Theory Caper sock yarn. My favorite sock yarn is always subject to change and it often changes depending on the project but I do believe my overall favorite yarn for a very long time is probably going to be this Caper yarn. It’s springy, it’s fluffy but yet tightly woven. It’s 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon. It’s a joy to work with and so far, the socks I’ve worn that were made with Caper yarn have held up well.
The yarn color used in this project is “Bye Bye Blues”. It was a special color made for The Loopy Ewe. I couldn’t remember how I managed to get it but I think it was offered to those of us who didn’t get our lotto number drawn for The Loopy Ewe Sock Club in 2010. We were able to purchase a “consolation prize” and this yarn was included so I don’t believe it’s a color that is available now but if you look at the String Theory web page, there are lots of gorgeous blues (and other colors as well!).
These socks are a gift and I will get them in the mail tomorrow so I hope the recipient loves them as much as I do! And now . . I’m off to figure out what to knit next. So many choices . .