part 1 of the Opal Sock Knitting Tutorial and have cast on over two needles and spaced out the stitches over 3 needles, joined in a ring and started to knit in a k2, p2 rib.
Today, we continue knitting in the knit 2, purl 2 rib until we've made a tube about 12 inches long or to a place in the Opal sock yarn where you can see the beginning of the colour repeat emerging again. This is the place where we will continue in part 3 to "the heel".
If you haven't already done so you can download the pattern here.
Variation that isn't mentioned in the pattern:
You can knit a 2 x 2 ribbed cuff for 2 inches and then switch to stockinette (knit every stitch)The self pattern of the sock yarn is different in stockinette than in ribbed stitching. Stockinette is quicker to knit (maybe more boring).
The sock is more stretchy at the ribbing than it is in stockinette. The choice is yours. But you will want to make both socks the same so write down what you did with the first sock on the pattern so that you can make the second sock the same.
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