As many of my fellow knitters know it’s the summer of socks! Mason-Dixon Knitting has been hosting a sock KAL all summer long. I’ve at least gotten one pair done and I’m just starting a second pair. If you’re thinking about starting a pair of socks checkout the new MDK Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust. It has all the information you need to make a new pair of socks or 2,3, maybe 4 new pairs of socks.
There is still time to start your pair of socks now! There’s even prizes along the way! Checkout the link to the MDK KAL for all the information. https://www.masondixonknitting.com/the-wandering-socks-knitalong-is-coming-2/
I used Neighborhood Fiber Co. yarn in colorway: Stephen Towns. This is a 100% Superwash Merino. Checkout Mason-Dixon Knitting or their website directly. https://neighborhoodfiberco.com/collections
I started with the picot cuff for this sock. It’s just so pretty. Plus with the lace panel it’s so cute. These are so pretty.
This double eyelet rib panel is so pretty. I had thought about making a back panel on the leg too, but decided to just do the front. Maybe on the next pair.
Here is the finished pair! I just love how they came out. Now I’m looking forward to the fall weather to start wearing this beautiful pair of socks.
Finishing a pair of socks...
Clearly these socks were well overdue to get finished! I started them 6 years ago. Yes, 6 years is way overdue! Sad part I have other projects that are longer than that. Hopefully I will get 1 or 2 more finished for fall.
I decided to work on this WIP during my vacation. These socks only needed the toe finished, so they were towards the top of my list. After I finished my Sockhead hat, I moved this to the top of my list. I had completed the first sock quickly 6 years ago, because I was planning on showing a couple people how to knit a basic pair of socks. Unfortunately every time we tried to get together our plans fell through. I then started the 2nd one completing the cuff. Then a couple years later I did the leg portion finished. After that I worked on the heel a couple years later, continuing with the foot. But again stopped at the toe...
I used Socks That Rock yarn by Blue Moon Fibers. I couldn’t find the label so I don’t know the name of the colorway. Also since I was teaching a basic sock, I didn’t do anything fancy. I used a a 2x2 ribbing for the cuff and a knit 3 purl 1 for the leg and foot.
I was drawn to all the colors in this yarn. I feel keeping it simple really made the colors standout. As well, it even made some striping randomly on the legs.
Definitely more socks coming soon! They are actually one of my favorite projects thanks to Sue Stokes from Legacy Fiber Artz. She is an indie dyer with beautiful yarn now so be sure to checkout her website. I met her 7 or 8 years ago now, and her love of socks rubbed off on me. Thanks Sue for making sock knitting so much fun for many of us.