They even match my chocolate brown Uggs.
I could leave it at that. The delusion that they fit like a glove. I mean, I read all the comments about how Jaywalkers were often "too small" "knit the larger size" "go up a size in the needles" etc.
Well. Truth be told. Snowboard said it best this morning when he saw the finished pair this morning, "Isn't one of these way too wide?" Me, "Yeap." Him, "I would think you would know how to knit socks the right size by now." Smack (the sound of one handknit sock being tossed at Snowboarder!).
Its a bit hard to see above, but if you start at the toes and go up, you'll see just how wide the one sock is. And you'll also see how little yarn is left (well, that's what happens when you knit one sock WAYYYYYYY too big...you run out of yarn). And, I actually ripped out the first sock a bit (I didn't have the heart to reknit the entire foot, just about half of it) because it really was way too long in addition to being way to wide. For the second sock, I knit the leg on the larger needle (size 1, 2.5mm) and then the heel and foot on the smaller size (size 1, 2.25mm). The toe is a bit wonky due to the yarn shortage and really I think I should have knit the whole sock on the size 2.25mm.
So, for me, future Jaywalker notes (which I will knit again because I do love the pattern and love what it does with the STR), include...
- If using lightweight STR, cast on larger size, but use size 1 (2.25 mm) needle for entire sock.
- If using mediumweight STR, cast on smaller size, but use size 1 (2.5 mm) needle for entire sock (that's my guess I think).
Anyways, Disco, I hope your Jaywalkers are going well. I do love mine...especially the color! And I wore them all day and only had to pull up the one leg once in awhile...hehehe!!
Happy Halloweenie week!! Hoping to have one more finished pair of socks for Socktoberfest!! Thanks for all the comments about that cute Little Guy!