Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Color Block Socks

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Color Block Socks

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Color Block Socks

Jumping Jacks Socks {variation}

Fish Lips Kiss Heel

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I might have started a little trend when I took advantage of my youngest granddaughter's spunky personality to be my shawl model. It was only fitting that I engaged my eldest granddaughter to model the color block socks made from the same yarn as the shawl.
I knew I wanted to make color block socks but had never made a pair before. I didn't know how or when to change the colors. Through trial and error I figured it out and I am pleased with the finished socks.
I basically used my own pattern with 16 stitches cast on and measurements that I figured out work best for me, along with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel and this pattern for the decorative stitched section on the cuff.
Until this photo shoot I hadn't realized that Makenzie has passed me up in shoe size. It won't be long until she's taller than me too! I am glad I have 4 granddaughters to help me model some of my handmades.

Sock Stats:
Pattern: My Own Socks with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel and the Jumping Jacks decorative stitches.
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets US size 1 {2.5 mm}, 24"circular
Yarn: Hand Dyed Yarn by The Flying Kettle on Etsy 75% Superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon. Colors: Crush, Tango, Retrograde,  Poolside and Glow Worm.

7 comments:

Two Wednesdays said...

They're such lovely socks - and that stitch pattern below the cuff is a brilliant touch. They akdo coordinate beautifully with the shawl :-)

geri centonze said...

So did Makenzie get to keep the socks? They look adorable on her!

Debbie said...

LOVE these socks!! And what a fun photo shoot - just darling grandgirls!

dutchcomfort said...

Love the socks!! Your granddaugthers are great models!

Patchwork and Play said...

I'm guessing you make all these lovely things just so you can organise these fun photo shoots! Pretty projects on pretty girls!

tusen said...

They are lovely and fun, and what a great photo shoot :)

Canadian Abroad said...

These may be my most favourite socks yet.