What? Another FO?

It's a pair of socks, though, so don't get too excited.

Socks 1

Not impressed? How about this shot:

Socks 2 

I was inspired by the colorful socks in Kristin Nicholas's Kristin Knits, of which I tragically have no photo. Suffice to say, hers were far more colorful than mine, but I would have had little use for socks in lime and fuschia and canary yellow. The colors above are more my style.

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille…

Sock toe 

Sock heel 

Sock cuff 

The single row of gold yarn at the cuff kinda got lost when I put them on, darn.

Yarn: Berrocco Vintage (50% acrylic/40% merino/10% nylon worsted weight) in 5182 Black Currant (red), 5185 Tide Pool (teal), 5177 Douglas Fir (green), and 5192 Chana Dal (gold). I bought one skein of each from Webs plus one of 5187 Dungaree (worn denim blue) with the idea to make several pairs of multi-colored socks until I used up the yarn. I was also curious about how an acrylic blend would wear and feel in socks. Today I found that it is not warm as the equivalent weight of wool (Duh.) nor does it breathe quite as well (2xDuh.), but it is still acceptable (Whew.).
Needles: US#2 from the toe to the ankle, then increasing one needle size every inch or so until I was using US#4; cast off with US#5.
Pattern: Wendy's Generic Toe-Up sock. I love this pattern. For the next sock, though, I am going to make the heel deeper to lessen the stretching over the top of the instep. That has not been a problem with the previous socks I made from this pattern, but the combination of worsted weight yarn and small needles in this pair seems to require it.

All in all, socks that are quick to knit and fun to wear. Stay tuned for the next pair, already OTN…

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0 Responses to What? Another FO?

  1. Chris says:

    Do they coordinate with the kimono sweater?

  2. Diane says:

    No holes in the short-row toes or heels; I bow down before you! I apparently don’t hold my tongue just right when I knit SR heels because I always have holey socks. Would be OK if I were a nun but since I’m not….:-P

  3. gayle says:

    Do you suppose non-knitters ever take pictures of their toes?
    Love the socks. Just colorful enough!

  4. soxanne says:

    Whaddaya mean
    “It’s a pair of socks, though, so don’t get too excited.”
    Socks are wonderful and your latest pair are terrific!

  5. lisa says:

    I think finishing a pair of socks IS pretty exciting!

  6. Big Alice says:

    Oooh, I like those! Especially the little line of yellow just before the blue toes.

  7. Cookie says:

    You’re on fire!
    Great socks!

  8. cursingmama says:

    They look like mighty fine & warm socks.

  9. Kym says:

    I love those colors! Great combination — and fun without being obnoxious. Lovely!

  10. Cathie Jones says:

    I love Wendy’s socks, too, but have better luck with the slip stitch heel. You did a great job with the short rows!!!

  11. Cindy says:

    I love many colored socks. And the yellow line between foot and toe will be very handy if the time comes that you need to replace the toes.

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