These socks could be subtitled “The mildly controlled chaos of two-at-a-time socks.” I am, in no way, putting down two-at-a-time (TAAT) socks because this method is my sock savior. I was a long sufferer of the dreaded SSS (second sock syndrome, of course) before I bought some lovely Addi Turbo needles and taught myself the TAAT magic loop method. These are my second pair of socks made using TAAT magic loop, but my first using two different yarns. Wow… can you say tangled mess? I basically have four different balls of yarn all intertwining together. It’s chaos. And mildly controlled is putting it nicely. One thing I can say for sure from this experience – I will never do socks with any stranded knitting TAAT.
But just look at these socks! Isn’t this pattern just so fun? Totally worth unravelling yarn
many, many a few times. The rainbow shifts of the yarn are working out perfectly with this pattern. I just couldn’t resist taking home a skein of this Misti Alpaca fingering yarn when I spotted it at my local yarn store (colorway is Reaggeton). I am a sucker for color. Plus, it is just so amazingly soft. Alpaca melts even the strongest among us, doesn’t it?
The cream breaks up the sock nicely, so it doesn’t look like a manic unicorn came by and barfed up a neon rainbow. I also love the texture of the broken seed stitch, along with the illusion that each color stitch sits within a little hexagon. Every time I look at how these socks are turning out, it gives me the strength to power through the tangles. I can’t wait to get these on my feet!