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Sock, err, Monday

So I had this amazing idea to have a Sock Sunday post, where I talk about the socks I’m currently knitting, but then yesterday I got sidetracked with a picnic which only ended at half 9, so you’re getting a Sock Monday post instead!

I currently have 2 pairs of socks on the needles…*whistles innocently*. It was completely accidental, I swear!

So I’ve had these socks started for a while

I’m using a pattern from ‘Socktopus’, a book with 17 patterns in (well, 16 and a vanilla pattern). The pattern is technically top down, but I’m just following the pattern toe up instead. I’m using an afterthought heel as well. It took a while to figure out what the chart was telling me about the leg chart (no written instructions, just a chart…), but I managed to figure it, so it’s full steam ahead now.

Then the other day I agreed to test knit a sock pattern with contrasting toe/heel ribbing, so I have a second sock on a different needle. Meet my blue-tit socks:

These are temprarily on hold while the designer works out some kinks about the heel, but so far it’s been fun knitting a different pattern.

I clearly need to get more sock knitting needles (and project bags…)! Having multiple pairs of socks on the go is such fun!

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Comments on: "Sock, err, Monday" (5)

  1. Gorgeous socks! I’m working on a patterned sock, it just adds to them. I do like a good old plain sock pattern as well so you can just switch off. Totally love the colours you are using.

    • I seem to be having a thing for blue/turquoise yarns at the moment, which si fun 🙂 And yes I do like the brainlessness of vanilla socks, but they do get a bit boring to wear all the time!

  2. Looking good. Particularly like the Socktopus one. I’ve seem the cover of that book – and like the look of it. Is it as good when you get inside?

    • Umm, I’m not that big a fan of it. I’ve only tried knitting this one pattern, but the lack of written instructions is really annoying. I also dislike that all (but two, having a closer look through it) the patterns are cuff-down, but that’s purely personal preference…There are some interesting heels in it, they aren’t all short row/gusset.

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