Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Friday, December 17, 2004

Blue Old Shale Two Yarn Socks - Done

Completed pair of blue Old Shale Two Yarn socksLove the way these socks turned out. They're just as pretty as the Old Shale on Fire Socks, but with a completely different personality in blue.

The socks are designed to be worn with the cuff folded down. The picture on the left shows the ribbing under the cuff which functions to keep the sock snug to the leg.

Do you have any partial skeins of sock yarn you want to use up?

In a women's medium with a size 6 - 7 shoe, the pattern takes about 34g (1/3 of a 100g skein) of the multi colored yarn and 43g (less than half of a 100 g skein) of the solid.

The blue socks in the picture are knit with Opal Cool Ocean 226 and Opal Uni-Solid 26.

The pattern is almost ready for publication. Hopefully it will be posted here sometime before the weekend is over.

Life is a bit more hectic than usual due to quickly approaching holidays. Gotta run.


Marsha said...

These sock as well as the Old Shale on Fire are gorgeous!! I can't wait for the pattern, I would love to try these. I just posted my latest pair of sock on my craft blog. www.onaquestforjoy.blogspot.com


Anonymous said...

The socks are beautiful! I've bought my yarn and am anxiously awaiting the pattern. However, inspired by you, I'm starting some toddler socks for CIC and have made it my goal to do one pair a month over the next year. My first pair will be your basketweave socks. Finishing those will be my incentive to start the Old Shale socks! Dorothy/Missouri Star

Marguerite said...

Hope you find, like I did, that a pair of small worsted weight socks every month takes almost no time at all.

Marguerite said...

Dorothy and Marsha, I'm so excited that you're going to knit a pair of the Old Shale socks.

I'm a novice pattern writer and would love to have your
thoughts on how I can do it better.

Can hardly wait to see your pictures.

Anonymous said...

The socks are beautiful. I will surely knit them as soon as i have my other projects done. I saved the pattern on my pc.

Greetings Ada, NL