Must Stash Cass B
Knitting

Cass B Socks

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…

The Yarn

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.

Must Stash Cass B

Details

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!  

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