new socks

Tallguy's picture

Somewhere on the net, I came across the most interesting looking socks. But she was selling the pattern, and I thought "I can make those" -- famous last words!

But I set out to do them as a challenge, and with the help of a really great sockknitter, we were able to work out the pattern. Hers were knit cuff down, but we did ours toe up. I had just been showing some women different provisional cast-ons, so what better way to use one of them. I like the idea of making the sock fit ME, with little waste, and toe-up is the perfect way to go.

Once I got the toe done, and started in the patterning, it was rather simple to do, and I really was excited to see where the next rib was going to go! There were many different designs going through my head as I worked on these, rather boring, socks. It was, after all, simple 2/2 ribs!

I liked the design on the sole, and had plans to make one sock with that design on top, one on the sole. But I was so excited to turn the heel that I forgot and put the heel on the same side of both socks! Oh, well, an excuse to make one more.

They fit just perfectly!! I love when that happens.


QueerJoe's picture are much more are much more ambitious than I am. I saw those socks as well, and just loved them...buying the pattern was much easier for me!

JDM511's picture

Great Job! Interesting to

Great Job!

Interesting to look at, but not too fussy in appearance.


Those are so cool! I love

Those are so cool! I love the design. It is amazing how attention to the minor detail of structure creates something so nice.

albert's picture

Fascinating- they have a

Fascinating- they have a mideval look to them. I hear "Scarborough Fair" playing in my head.

Veni, vidi, kniti.

Thor's picture

Those are a mighty fancy

Those are a mighty fancy pair of socks! Very cool. I really like the ribbing... especially on the bottom of the foot. Such a cool design and attention to detail on a part of the sock traditionally "ignored" in designs. Excellent!