Thursday, March 08, 2012

Scappy Striped Socks

Here are my latest creations. I had a bag full of leftover bits of fingering weight yarn and not enough of any one color to make a whole project. So I decided to make a pair of scrappy socks. This first pair has some fair isle color work from the ankles up. I love the way it looks, but it makes them not very stretchy and difficult to put on. Plus that little bit of ribbing on the top edge looks sort of awkward, doesn't it?

So I made a second pair. I used Elizabeth Zimmerman's sock advice on these, from the k2p2 all over rib to the heels and toes. I also made them taller to keep me warm. I love the all over ribbing because it makes the socks so much stretchier and they really hug my feet and legs. They're so cozy and they don't fall down!

1 comment:

Nichola said...

Love, love, love the stripey sock... most especially the last pair. Just gorgeous!