Pattern: Vanilla socks knit to fit my feet (no pattern)
View my project page on Ravelry here. Giveaway details are below.
I loooooove handknit socks, but I am far from an obsessive sock knitter. Socks are like sleeves (also not a fan), only rather than being the rewarding conclusion to a sweater, they are single projects with narrower sections and more turns and finger work. Perhaps it’s the cumbersome quality of working the magic loop (admittedly, I also knit socks two-at-a-time, rendering them even more unwieldy, but if not TAAT I’m pretty sure I’d never complete a pair), but they generally take me forever to finish.
However, these socks practically knit themselves! OK, not quite. But they did work up much faster, which I owe to the sport weight. Add to that the magic of watching the distinctive multi-colored stripes form, and I do in fact have a new obsession: Must Stash Socks sport weight!
Must Stash Yarn dyes up some of the most creative and unique self-striping sock yarn on the market. Last year I knit a pair of socks for Sophie using their Apple Picking colorway, and these remain my daughter’s favorite socks (see post here). This year, I decided I needed a pair for me and selected their Campfire colorway.
Aren’t these autumn-colored stripes brilliant? There are a couple of different shades of orange in there . . . 😍
For theses socks, I followed my typical Vanilla sock setup:
- Work the cast-on and increases of the toe (until desired toe box depth is reached) by following the Sample Sock pattern in the book Toe-Up Two-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
- Knit until the desired foot length is reached and work a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
I will add that my FLK heel turned out a little short (probably because of the sport weight yarn), so I knit a few additional rows of gray on the upper back of the heel, which resulted in a heel that is not quite as neat as I like. However, the fit is great!
Now for the giveaway! One lucky person will win a $35 gift card (the value of one skein) to Must Stash Yarn. Simply write a comment below about anything related to this post, and on Friday 10/25 at 10:00 AM CST I will use a Random Number Generator to select the winner. The gift card will be sent via email. Only one entry per person, please.
The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, who was the 81st commenter on the post!