Sunday, 15 June 2008

Blue-fringed Socks

At last I can post pictures of one of my very early socks! Oddly enough, my first few were improvised for the most part, like this pair of blue-fringed socks. Nowadays I actually search for patterns instead of coming up with something of my own or putting together bits and pieces of different patterns. These here were made using a general lace pattern I found in a friend's book. I converted it into a sock pattern, which worked very nicely. The yarn is from a pair of store-bought socks that were too tight. Since I had to throw away the toe and heel sections of the socks, I didn't have enough yarn left to knit a longer leg. I helped myself to the fancy blue yarn I happened to have at home. I wouldn't do it again, but some people like it. For me it is a bit too girly, perhaps.

  • 100g scrap yarn(s)
  • 2.5 mm DPNs
  • tapestry needle
You can use your favourite toe and heel for this one like I did. Don't forget the gusset! The lace pattern repeat for foot and leg are as follows:

Row 1: k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2, yo
Row 2: k all
Row 3: k2, yo, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1
Row 4: k all
Row 5: k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2
Row 6: k all

End with a k1 p1 ribbed cuff. And you're done!

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