Yarrow ribbed sock

Yesterday I finished another pair of socks for DJ (assuming they fit her). (Being a tad obsessive I had to write about the previous socks before I could write about these.)

sock 5A

Pattern: Yarrow ribbed sock, from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Sockotta yarn (45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, 15% nylon), 1 ball, color 30
Needles: Size 1
Began: March 2007 ; Completed: April 2007
Modifications: cast on 60, reduced to 53 for foot; used 33 stitches for heel

I was going to knit these on size 0 needles, but mine are metal and the yarn kept slipping off, especially since I began them in a car going to a local conference. Fortunately I had also brought along my bamboo size 1 needles and so used them. sock 5BThese are the first socks I knit that weren’t all wool or wool/nylon. The cotton makes a big difference to how they feel when knitting. They feel somewhat coarse to me when wearing them. That may improve after washing.

Since the yarn is not subtle, I decided I should do another basic pattern that used some other heel and toe variations. These have a German heel and a French toe. I think the German heel looks quite nice.

sock 5CI finished the first sock in two days. I was in no rush to complete the 2nd sock until I spilled soup on it and realized it would be best to finish it so I could wash it.

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One thought on “Yarrow ribbed sock

  1. I like the yarn used for these socks. I think you’re right to use a basic pattern with non-subtle yarns. But I could be too conservative when it comes to patterns and color combinations.

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