I found the pattern for these Spring Forward Socks on Ravelry. The pattern is free so I downloaded it months back and 10 days ago after my daffodils were pretty much done blooming I decided I needed more yellow in my daily life. Even though my favorite color is green, I have been more and more attracted to yellow over that last year. I am painting my bedroom walls yellow and have even gotten a bed set in yellow. Yellow and green represent spring to me and during the winter months when we don't see as much sun, those two colors help to hang on to what's around the corner.
These socks were knit on Tess' Designer Yarn Super Socks & Baby. I used the yarn from the pair above that I frogged. I love this shade of yellow and decided that since I was going to knit one pair of lace socks with this yarn, another pair was in order to replace the ones I just couldn't finish.
I started with #1 dpns and then decided after knitting the cuff and about 8 rows the sock was going to be too small. I really didn't want to start all over again so in mid-stream, I changed to size #2 dpns and finished both socks with those needles. One sock is a little more snug in the cuff but I am okay with that and I learned a lesson. I don't know if this holds true for anyone else but if I knit a lace pattern that has 60 some odd stitches I need to go up a needle size from #1s to #2s. If I knit socks that have 72 stitches or more I can to stick with 1s and still have them fit my Flinestone feet. I don't usually use any yarn for my socks except for sock yarn. I like how small and uniform the stitches are with #1s. I have only recently started using #2s and found then to be close to the results of 1s. I am not fond of big bulky looking socks.I would knit these socks over and over because they are easy and look way more complicated than what they are.
Aren't they cute? They are super easy to knit and you get a great looking pair of lace socks. If you want to see another great pair check these out. They are even more wonderful than mine!