Well, that was fast. My second incarnation of the Chalet sock seemed to just fly off the needles.
Pattern: Chalet Socks from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Tess Supersock & Baby, 1 skein
Needles: KnitPicks DPNs US 1.5, 2.5mm
Time to Knit: October 9 - 14
Modifications: I knit 8 rows after the third foot chart before starting the toe.
I think this pattern was the perfect level of difficulty. It was complicated enough for me to keep interested in the knitting and remain in need of the chart, but once I had glanced at the chart for that row I could knit it by memory. I've had problems in the past with twisted stitches being hurty, but this time I didn't have any trouble. This might be because I did more of a cable-without-a-cable-needle method rather than the slipping-two-stitches-as-one method. I think it puts less pressure on my wrists doing it this way.
As always, Nancy's patterns have such great details. I love the band of stockinette at the top that breaks up the pattern from the ribbing. And there's a sweet seam detail running down the back.
I love this sock. In fact, this sock has made me excited about knitting socks again. I got a little burnt out over the summer, and the combination of a great pattern and the cool weather has brought me back.
Alas, this sock is not for me. I made it for a friend, a knitter, and I'll be sending her this sock and the remaining yarn so she can knit the second one. I hope she enjoys knitting it as much as I did!