Thursday, January 10, 2019

Back in the Lineup

A while ago I removed this pattern from my Ravelry shop. I'm not even sure why, but since I made the Brookline cardigan free on Ravelry, I've been getting requests for the sock pattern. Here it is.






If you choose to knit these fun socks, DON'T do what I did. I used the leftover yarn from my Brookline cardigan, the lovely Sandnesgarn Babyull. It's 100% merino, no nylon. The socks were (note the past tense) equally lovely, but lasted about 10 minutes before the heels wore out. I guess I'd better indulge in a new pair. And I have this in mind for them.


It's Tanis Fiber Arts' sock yarn, a soft pink/grey. Perfect.
On an unrelated note, I took a pic of this 19C wall while out walking yesterday.


It's calling to me to design something. I'm just not sure what yet...

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this and for all your lovely patterns Elizabeth.

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  2. I love this sock so much! So pretty. IsI lilo to make a pair. Any suggestions for a ladies sz 11?

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  3. You would need to add at least another repeat to the pattern stitch and adjust the stitch count accordingly. There will be a bit more decreasing to do at the gusset, and you'll have to do a tiny bit of math to adjust the number of heel stitches. If you have knitted socks before, and understand basic sock proportions it shouldn't be difficult.

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  4. How many stitches would cover that extra repeat? I came up with 8. Would I cast on 64? Ive made a few socks. I just want to make sure I start out on the right, er, foot 😁

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    1. Yes, 8 would be right. I'm not sure how it will play out with the top-of-the-foot decreasing, but it should be OK (I think--it's been more than 6 years since I made these). Good luck, and let me know how things turn out.

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  5. Thanks, Liz! I have a couple of finishes to deal with, them I'll give these a try. I think I'm about ready to make another Buttonbox, too 😁

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