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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Simple Socks

Sydney's socks got mailed to Idaho over a week ago.

Pattern: Basic cuff-down sock on 48 stitches. k3p1 ribbing on cuff and instep.

Yarn: JojoLand Melody superwash wool, fingering weight. Selected by Sydney.

Color: MS28, purple

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

After Sydney's socks were gone, I needed something easy to knit when tired and/or braindead so I started a pair of BFF socks with the Knitpicks Stroll I bought to fill out an order.

This is the first time I've used Stroll. I'm testing it out for sock suitability so the socks are for me.

The socks have three tests to pass:
  1. Is the yarn nicely spun and pleasant to knit? Yes.
  2. Does the yarn feel good on my feet and wear well? To be determined.
  3. Do the socks machine wash and dry and still look decent? To be determined.

I've mentioned before how much I like Cookie A's BFF pattern for utility socks. Now that it's winter, I have another kudo for BFF - the cables make the socks thicker and warmer.

Pattern: BFF by Cookie A. 56 stitch size.

Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll, handpainted sock yarn.

Color: Kindling Tonal.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.


Mrs. Susan Wike said...

I bought Cookie A's book too and am dying to make a pair of Monkeys. What yarn do you suggest to make the pattern pop?

Judy S. said...

Love that color of Stroll. I'll be waiting to hear what you think as I have several hanks in my stash...

kathy b said...

I love cuff and instep only patterns. LOVE your color. The second pair doesnt look so easy to me! you are a great knitter M!

Dorothy said...

BFF is one of my favorite patterns too. Almost mindless and nice looking to boot. So why haven't I made any for me? I've given away every pair I've made!

Anonymous said...

Sydney's socks are so cheerful in that color. I've also mailed two pairs of "Thujas" to my son in Minnesota but forgot to take photos.

I should knit the BFF socks with my Stroll yarn. Lately I want very warm socks too.

Strickfee-Pe said...

Oh, this are wonderful socks.
Greatings from Germany, Petra

Babben said...

Hi, Your socks looks very nice and neat. Love all the beautiful nature pictures too. Friendly greeting from Norway :-)

Tah said...

And socks and scarves arrived safely in Idaho and were loved by all!