|Side view of the Kathleen Sparkly sock|
|Front view of the sock|
|Back view and heel|
|Close up of bead work and pattern|
I chose to use Dyna-mites beads from Fire Mountain Gems. Love the price tag on the beads, in my ball park. The color is root beer, a rainbow transparent. I used rocailles, size 6/0. My crochet hook is a size 9 steel hook. I knit this sock on US3 addi turbo sock rockets. Love those needles, they have the sharp points and they come in my favorite cable length, 24 inches. I use 2 of them to knit socks. I had to explain that this weekend to another knitter. She couldn't wrap her head around the fact that I use two needles to knit a pair of socks. I can use dpns but, my preferred method is the two needles.
I have found it is far easier to knit lace socks on two circs. It holds the work for me when I am not knitting. Love that feature. I have tried so many different needles over the years and always faithfully return to my addi turbos. Best purchase, ever. I know they are expensive but, if you knit professionally like I do, spend the money for them.