I'm so excited about having my own first pair of handmade socks to wear! These are made with Elann's Sock-it-to-Me, on size 2.5mm 40" circs via the magic loop for the foot, and then I switched to 2.25mm dpn's for the ribbed cuffs. I used the suspended BO with 3.25mm, but it's still a little tight if I wear them pulled up, but fine when folded down.
After a warm water machine wash and low heat dryer, the stitches are perfect, and the socks shrank a bit, so they fit now. I can hardly wait for cool weather, so I can sport these with a pair of comfy loafers at work!
Thanks Gina for the yarn, and guiding me through the toe-up CO. Can't wait to see what she comes up with for the Sock-Pal exchange. I've got to get on the ball and finish mine too!
I followed most of the advice in Queen Kahuna Crazy Toes and Heels. I started with the Aloha CO, then did a standard short row heel, with a small gusset increase before and decrease after the heel, but with the suspended BO. My next own pair will be 100% QK style, since Mary Anne is the best thing to happen to sock knitting since the invention of the needle. Thanks for sharing your genius with the world!