I finished another pair of socks yesterday – my second pair of the year.
In case you didn’t hear me – in 4 months I’ve finished as many socks as I did all of last year. Woot!
Pattern: Wendy Knits Toe-Up Slip Stitch Heel (66 sts)
Yarn: Black Bunny Fibers Wool Nylon Sock Flat bought in 2009
Needles: 1-24″ US #1 (2.25 mm) Chiaogoo Circular (LOVE LOVE LOVE these for sock knitting
KAL: Use It or Lose It
This is my go-to sock pattern when I just want to knit. The heel combines everything I love about socks – toe-up and a heel flap without picking up sts. The fit is perfect and I’ll get a lot of wear out of these – even in their bright, crazy colors.
Speaking of the colors – you’ll notice that these colors aren’t very Jody. I’m so glad I went out of my color comfort zone for these! I can’t remember the last time I knitted with chartreuse, yellow, orange or blue. It was a refreshing change.
And keeping with the theme of change, I decided to knit the socks from opposite ends of the skein. I got all the colors in each sock, but they knitting up very differently. I have 1 blue heel and 1 orange/yellow heel. But strangely the toes look quite similar.
This was my first time knitting from a sock flat and I don’t think I’ll seek it out again any time soon. Knitting with phone cord kinks just wasn’t fun, and made a vanilla sock a little less vanilla. I have one more sock flat in my stash – in very Jody colors – and I may wind it into hanks and soak it first.
Of course, all that extra work spells doom for knitting that yarn any time soon.
But for now, let’s just enjoy my pretty socks.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.