Socks in progress

I love socks, everyone secretly loves a good pair of knitted socks in non scratchy wool based yarn.

And I love new ideas on how to make socks, different heels, adding a lace motif, stripes, doing the sole and picking up stitches to make a sock… And a great place for finding these things is Knitty. Which is where I found this pattern. Carousel Socks, by Louise Robert.

Effectively these socks are worked flat on two needles, but in a way that joins your flat strip to make a tube. I’d not seen this idea before and I love it. Really it works best with a vargiated yarn that has short stripes to bring out the construction of thse socks.

I’ve had some Adriafil Knitcol Trends for a while that I wanted to make socks out of, I’m worried it’ll felt though, and I thought this would be cool. You can get your own from Deramores. It’s not a cheap wool, but it is 100% wool. And beautiful. My shade is Giotto. However this wool is more of a DK or Aran weight, meaning I couldn’t do this exact pattern but I could tweak it.

So now I’m writing  my own version of this pattern for a heavier weight yarn. I’m not doing too badly. If this comes out nicely I might actually publish my finished version. Enjoy the sneak peak photos below.

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I’ve got a birthmark on this foot which is why my heel is a funny colour, but this is how far I’ve got.

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And a close up of my pretty stitches.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coricutecore
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 15:30:23

    I love the color blocks!!

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  2. Khadeejah
    Mar 21, 2015 @ 09:00:54

    Did you finish these? They look really interesting as they are in the photos – teensy bit bandage-like, which would be perfect if I were to make them for wearing around the house like some form of slippers. It would be even better if done in heavier weight yarn, probably. I look forward to seeing the final product! 😀

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    • andipi
      Mar 21, 2015 @ 12:10:21

      I did finish them, then I went on holiday to my mum’s and I didn’t take photos. They came from knitty, I think the pattern was named in the post 🙂

      Reply

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