FO: Reginald Socks by Rachel Coopey

The brown socks are finished!
These are the Reginald pattern from Rachel Coopey’s book A Knitted Sock Society.

If you are thinking of knitting a pair, please note that the leg is 12 inches long (to the bottom of the heel flap) and that if you choose to knit the largest size, as I did, that is an awful lot of twisted rib.  Insert wry smile here.
I was surprised to find that they took me a month to complete.  It felt longer.  And I would put that down to the brown-ness and the twisted-ness.
But those are the two qualities which got me started on this project in the first place.  These are for The Boy’s Christmas, and I knew that he would appreciate their quirky mismatched manliness.  Well… I hope so!  Time will tell :)

Stats:
Pattern:  Reginald socks by Rachel Coopey from A Knitted Sock Society

Yarn:  The Knitting Goddess “Same Difference”, a superwash merino / nylon mix.  I bought mine from another Raveller’s destash, but there is plenty for sale direct from The Knitting Goddess here.

Process:
Sock One went swimmingly, and was mostly knit on holiday near Gairloch.
Sock Two happened in a series of waiting rooms and suffered from my stress-levels.  I made lots of stupid mistakes:  overshot the heel flap by 8 rows and had to pick it back, picked up the wrong loops on the side of the heel flap, creating a delightful lacey feature which I have not completely fixed.  And strangest of all, there is a single row half-way up the leg where I appear to have twisted the stitches twice, creating a tactile ridge.  It won’t be ripped back.  It is a designer original.

Verdict:
Done!
I am so over twisted rib.  If I never see twisted rib again it will be too soon.
But you know I am lying because Rachel Coopey is the queen of twisted rib and I have another of her patterns at the top of my mental queue, just in time for Tuesday’s hospital appointment.
Off we go again!