socks and valentines

February 6, 2010

I started a series of socks in December for Christmas stockings, or some sort of decoration, and never managed to finish much of them. A few weeks ago, I picked up one of the red and white striped socks I did manage to complete, and decided that I could probably finish the second sock pretty quickly, and turn the socks into some sort of Valentine thing. I love excuses to finish things. They come in handy when a project needs a little more motivation to complete…

So the socks are for Valentines day, or any day that I want to wear something red, striped, warm and woolly.

The pattern is a basic sock with a traditional heel and toe. The yarn is Jawoll, and I used size 1 1/2 brittney double points. I cast on 60 stitches, and knit 8 rows of each color. (There is a red ribbed border at the top too.) For the first sock, I carried the yarn straight up the back when I switched colors.

For the second sock I twisted the yarn in back every few rows so that the carried yarn didn’t pull too tight. I am hoping that the first sock will be ok, and that the carried yarn will felt a little to the sock and not catch on toes..

I finished the toe a few times, first making a smaller bit of red, but then decided that it needed the larger showing of red to make a substantial finish.

The final product is cheery, and should be nice to wear for the rest of the winter!

2 Responses to “socks and valentines”

  1. Moni Says:

    The socks look so cool, it makes me want to start knitting again! But, alas, I have way to much on my schedule for that now. Perhaps another year.
    Thanks for sharing such a neat idea…and encouragement on how to get a projected finished!

    • Torrey Says:

      Thanks Moni! There are too many projects to do aren’t there? Hard to pick and choose..
      I can’t wait to talk with you tomorrow about garden planning!!!

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