Knitting

FO Friday ~ Dublin Bay Socks

It’s Friday and another pair of socks is added to the YOSS challenge pile.

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Pattern  ::  Dublin Bay Socks by Ryan Morrissey
Yarn  ::  Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering, laurelhurst colorway
Needle  ::  US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

May’s socks were finished earlier this week.  Dublin Bay is a nice pattern and easily modified for size.  I did a ribbed cuff on 64 sts with an eye of partridge heel and wedge toe.  It’s a speedy knit since there’s no patterning on the foot.  The yarn felt a little stiff and made a firm fabric.  I love the colors, even though it faded on my hands. A good soak with a little vinegar took care of that.  This is definitely a pattern that will be repeated.

This is pair #11 for the YOSS challenge and headed for the gift box.

Enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet

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Ponderings/Life

FO Friday ~ Simple Skyp Socks

Another pair of socks hit the finish line.

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Pattern  ::  Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Yarn  ::  Patons Stretch Socks, olive colorway
Needle  ::  US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

These socks were headed to ~J’s~ sock drawer but never made it.  He wore them the next day.  This is the second time I’ve knit this pattern.  It’s simple, easy to memorize and makes an attractive sock.  The stretchy yarn gives such a nice texture and feel to the sock.  This is pair #10 for the YOSS challenge.

It’s time to slow down on the sock knitting for a bit.  I’m still enjoying the challenge and loving all the socks being added to the drawers.  Other projects are calling out to be finished and I’m getting a strong urge to start something new.

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet

Knitting

FO Friday ~ Charade Socks

It’s Friday and another pair of socks have been added to the drawer.

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Pattern  ::  Charade by Sandra Park
Yarn  ::  ONline Supersocke 100 Noble Color with Angora, gray green tan colorway
Needle  ::  US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

Great pattern, easy to memorize and one I’ll probably knit again.  The yarn is soft and fuzzy thanks to the angora.  Can I get bonus points for matching the stripes?

Have you ever bought yarn and later wondered why?  I don’t like the fuzz or the colors.  What was I thinking?  In real life the colors, including the white stripe, are grayed and less crisp.  Because of that and all the fuzz, I wasn’t enjoying the knitting and opted for a shorter leg than usual.  The fit is good so they’ll make good house socks.

This is pair #9 for the Year of Stash Socks challenge.  Pair #10 will be finished soon and then I’m going to give my hands a short break and work on some other WIPs.

Enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet

Knitting

FO Friday ~ Zigzagular Socks

Happy Friday!

During my blog break, I finished two pairs of socks for the YOSS challenge.  Here’s the first pair.

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Pattern  ::  Zigzagular Socks by Susie White
Yarn  ::  Patons Kroy Socks Ragg Shades in green striped ragg colorwayNeedle  ::  US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

Pair #8 for the Year of Stash Socks challenge.

I  L••V•E these socks.  Interesting pattern, self-striping colors, nice fit.  Everything about these socks make me smile.  I adjusted the pattern for a 30 stitch cast-on, easily done since the zig-zag runs down only one side of each sock and the pattern gives directions for mirroring.  The stripes could have been manipulated to match, there was plenty of yarn left, but I’m not one to worry much about it if the socks are for me.  ~J~ likes this pattern too, so he may be getting a pair soon.

Thank you for visiting today and looking at yet another pair of socks.  Enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet

Knitting

FO Friday ~ Whatever Socks

Happy Friday!  Guess what I finished this week?  Socks, of course.

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Pattern  ::  Whatever Socks
Yarn  ::  Paton’s Kroy FX in camo
Needle  ::  US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

 These socks had a rocky start but were well worth it in the end.  Once I got the stitch count straightened out (76 st cast-on in the pattern trimmed to a 60 st cast-on) it was pretty smooth sailing.  With everything clear, the second sock flew off the needles.

I had tried twisted stitches once before with not much luck.  This time around was much better.  Learning to read the knitting was a big help.

I love the subtle color change and the yarn made a firm fabric, just what ~J~ likes.  He’s already worn his new socks and pronounced them very comfortable and warm.  Maybe a little too warm for spring.  These will be good deep-winter socks.

Enjoy your weekend!

~  Janet