Usually when I buy sock yarn it’s in skeins that are over 400 yards, which gives me enough yarn for a pair of socks and plenty leftovers. I didn’t notice that each skein of the Patons Kroy Socks was only about 160ish yards, or about 320 for the pair. Which led to the inevitable game of yarn chicken, the terrifying game a knitter plays when she is unsure whether there is enough yarn to finish a project yet, rather than unraveling and making the project smaller, she keeps on knitting and hoping for the best.
That might look like a good amount of yarn there, but I’ve discovered that the best fitting toe for me is a long, slowly tapered one. One that takes a lot of yarn.
Luckily I had just enough. Seriously, there was only a yard or two left after I grafted the toe. However, this does give me more confidence on the second sock (which you can see I’ve already started) since I figure there will be roughly the same amount of yarn there as well. Let’s hope that’s actually the case!