I kind of got obsessed with socks and decided that was what everyone was going to get for Christmas this year – or at least as many as I can make in the short window of time left. I’ve made pretty good progress so far and have bought most of the yarn I’ll need.
I found a number of free patterns on Ravelry that I’ve really liked. The first shown above is Paraphernalia by Taina Anttila. I’ve knit this pattern twice – they make a nice long stretchy socks with an impressive looking cable pattern that is easy to knit. I used Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering in the color Catholic Girls. The picture doesn’t do the yarn justice – it is a beautiful combination of deep jewel tones in blue, teal, purple, green and black. The second pair is in classic black Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight Solids.
I also wanted to make some manly socks and found this pattern Escalator Socks by Sara Amoroso. It creates an interesting pattern and a thick fabric, great for socks to wear around the house in winter. I’ve taken a break and moved on to some other socks because I have more time to get those done than some of the others I want to do. I think they are coming along nicely.
The most recent pair completed is Effervesce by Purrlescent in Vanna’s Glamour in gold. This is a fun pair of socks that I decided to make with yarn that would match another piece I knit for the friend who will receive them. She has the personality to pull off some sparkly socks! These turned out great and weren’t too bad to knit despite all of the cable work. The fact that it changed over the course of the sock kept it from becoming too tedious.
Just a few more pairs to go!