The top pair is size Small, and the other three are all size Medium. All are knit with the 54 needle cylinder on the Legare 400.
Schaeffer Anne is 60% Merino Superwash 25% Mohair and 15% Nylon and the skeins have a generous 550 yards/4 oz.
When I started knitting with Anne we had a few spats.
To begin with, the skeins are tied a little differently than most other skeins I buy. Eventually, I sorted that out and now find them easy to wind.
My bigger battle was getting a result that pleased me with a 54 stitch sock. I loved how the yarn performed on the 72 needle cylinder, but had one froggit after another on the 54. I’m a slow learner with a lot of things, and this is one case where it took me quite a while to figure out how to knit Anne in a 54 stitch sock and get a result that pleases me.
As with most things knitting, it’s all about tension. After too many froggits at my normal base tension, I started increasing until I hit a point that did what I want with the yarn. Now, at a quarter turn tighter, I get a pooling of colours that is more or less replicated in the two socks, and doesn’t look like I spilled the dye.
That mastered, Anne is now one of my favs.