Socks – 2008

September 5th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Finished Socks – 2008

details are below for the pairs from the start of the year – here are the rest. I will move them from this section as I have time to do coding.

#1 – Blue Boot Rib – Jan 2008

#39 – 52 Pair Plunge

Blue ribbed boot socks.

The yarn is a slightly heavier than regular sock yarn that I knit in a ribbed pattern for boot socks.

#2 – Arch Shaped Socks- Jan 2008

#40 – 52 Pair Plunge

 Arch Shaped Socks
 Arch Shaped Socks

Knit with Opal yarn in one of the this years striping patterns, I love the fit and look of these socks. The basic pattern is by Jen Showalter and can be found here.

#3 – Odd Ball Miss Match- Jan 2008

#41 – 52 Pair Plunge

 Odd BallSocks
 Odd Ball Socks
 The odd ball socks

This is an Opal yarn that I have had since (at the latest) 2000. One sock is knit longways from the original Opal sideways pattern. I don’t care for it, so I knit the second as a normal sock.
That is not to say that I don’t like the colour, I just don’t like the back and forth. Once you survive grafting something like this, it will never bother you again.

#4 – Simple Braid – Jan 2008

#42 – 52 Pair Plunge

 The First Purple Sock
 And the pair

Take a ball of Cherry Tree Hill Merino yarn. Place tiny twisted stitch cables down the sides and a 3 strand braid down the back. Now have the pattern come together on the top of the foot. 65 stitches on 2,0mm needles.

#5 – Silver Streak – Feb 2008

#43 – 52 Pair Plunge

 Silver Streak

Knit from Cherry Tree Hill Silver Streak, a wonderful tightly twisted merino sock yarn. These socks will work well with most everything I have. [Would you believe black, grey, red, white?]
60 stitches on 2,0 mm needles

#6 – Purple Ribe – Feb 2008

#44 – 52 Pair Plunge

 The First Purple Sock
 And the pair

Having knit myself that wonderful Kauni sweater – Mein Weg – I needed some socks in either dark purple or blues and purples. This yarn was the closest I could come out of stash on hand. Knit in wider rib over 56 stitches, I am messing around with the arch-shaped foot till it is perfect for my feet.

#7 – Blue Slip Stitch – Feb 2008

#45 – 52 Pair Plunge

 Blue Slip Stitch Socks

Just a lovely Merino yarn from Fleece Artist. Slip Stitch pattern and a comfortable fit.

#8 – JaWoll Cotton Socks – Feb 2008

#46 – 52 Pair Plunge

JaWoll Cotton
sock detail

Knit from JaWoll Cotton, they are soft and comfortable.
The pattern is a basic eyelet with the location alternating in an 8 row overall pattern. 60 stitches over all, on 2,5 needles. If I was going to do this again, I would definitely use 2,0 or 2,25

#9 – Art Yarn Socks – Feb 2008

#47 – 52 Pair Plunge & #7 – Summer of Socks

 The Art Yarn Socks

Sale Yarn – Trekking XXL that I bought from an online German merchant for a really great price. Loud, you might say, and I would agree.
Knit over 56 stitches, it combines slip stitch with Jen Showalter’s great arch shaped foot.

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