Late last year, it occurred to me that, though I love Must Stash yarn, I had never knit a pair of socks for me out of this lovely yarn. I was shocked! I had knit three pair of socks with yarn from Must Stash but they have all been gifts. I decided then and there to knit a pair for myself without delay! Hence, the Cass B socks were made!
Let me tell you all about them…
I first saw this colorway long before I bought it. Online it looked lovely – the colors and striping was very unique. And then I saw a skein of it at the DFW Fiber Fest and had to buy it. Sometimes you just know you have to have something and I knew it with this yarn.
The Pattern and Heel
Because the colors are so fabulous, I decided to knit vanilla socks, using my tried and true book from Charlene Schurch. I did try a new needle for these socks – tiny 9” circular needles. They definitely took some getting used to – and the tiny metal tips are a bit harsh on the fingers – but they were a nice change from double-pointed needles.
For a change, I decided to try my second afterthought heel with this yarn. The afterthought heel is perfect for self-striping yarn because you don’t break up the stripes for the heel. But I was still really nervous about the heel and the placement of it, after the fit wasn’t perfect on my first afterthought heel.
Pattern: Basic Top Down Socks with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Must Stash Yarn
Colorways: Cass B
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 9 months
I started these socks with good intentions – then I decided to not think about the heel and just kept knitting. Thus, just like my Advent socks, they are a bit too long for my taste.
The afterthought heel fit is still not great – so much so that I’ve decided I won’t knit any more of these heels. Socks take too much time and effort to have a heel that feels weird.
But I love the yarn and will still wear these and be happy!