Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Socks for Linden

I finished another pair of socks and sent them off to my niece in Philadelphia, hoping that she will make good use of them this fall and winter.

I made my go to simple sock pattern that works great for me, but added a single cable up the front and back of each sock.

I love the fall colors of this gorgeous yarn I purchased while on vacation in Montana this  September.

I've recently switched from using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel to making a gusset slip stitch heel. I like the look of it and think it fits better, too.

I'm always searching for a new toe to try, but I guess if it ain't broke, why fix it? Right?

A two by two ribbing is also my go-to. I work toe up, so the ribbing is the last to do before another pair is off the needles.

Here is proof that Linden liked the socks. How gorgeous are my little great-nieces and nephew? Ages 9, 6 and 3, I sure wish they lived closer so we could see them more often and they could play with my grandkids.

Sock Stats:
Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot hand-painted yarn in the Azalea colorway
          60% Superwash Wool 25% Mohair 15% Nylon
Pattern: My own Stockinette Simple Sock pattern with a gusseted slip stitch heel
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets size US 1 24" circular


CaymanWent said...

These are so cozy, and the extra cableing really does help them feel snug yet comfortable! I am adoring them as the temp (finally) drops for us in Philly. Thanks again Aunt Diane!

cheeky monkey said...

Gorgeous socks! I like a heel flap too and discovered the toe up heel from sockmatitian a while ago. It looks really nice and neat if you ever want to give it a go :)

Happy Autumn

Lisa C said...

Your taste is yarn is outstanding. I'm not a knitter but I so look forward to your sock posts. I love the play in color.