Yarn for the Shabka Socks – Gator Sport
These socks bring beauty and practicality from the knitting traditions of the High Atlas Mountains.
Pattern: Shabka Socks by Irene Waggener. It’s in her book Keepers of the Sheep. You can order it directly from Irene on her web site/Etsy store, www.106metersfromtheroad.com
Yarn: 2 skeins of Morehouse Merino Gator Yarn in contrasting colors
Needles: The High Atlas knitters often use bicycle spokes as needles! That translates to about a US #0. I was most comfortable and liked the fabric with a US #3.
If you have a 0, 1, 2, 3, let’s give them a try! It’s really about using what you have to get a fabric you like.