Sunday, December 20, 2015

Last pair of socks 2015

This is the 38th pair of socks I've knit this year. WOW! For someone who thought knitting socks was crazy, I've really gone off the deep end! I now have a new philosophy, SOCKS ROCK!!

1) I still maintain socks take almost as long to knit as a sweater but even with the $30 a skein yarn they are much more economical to knit.
2) I can try unusual patterns and colorways. I'm enthusiastic about dyeing yarn for my socks but would hesitate to dye a sweater's worth of yarn.
3) Even if the recipient doesn't love the color or pattern knit into the socks they will wear the pair because they can easily be covered by boots and pants.

Knitting and knitted socks are the best!
I dyed this sock blank with blue and dotted stripes going horizontally. The next pair I dye I want to put the solid colors out either edge vertically with the dots of color in the center. I think it will produce narrower stripes.

Pattern: Pin Striped Socks by Julia Swart
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Blank
Colorway: Big Sky and Confetti Socks
Needle Size: US Size 1

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