Lace and Cable Socks
October 19th, 2010 | Link

Lace and Cable Socks, front view; the yarn is self-striping in tones from burgundy to olive.

I know, I said I didn’t know if I would knit another pair of socks. But I had bought a bunch of yarn that I planned to weave with, and the weaving didn’t use nearly as much yarn as I expected, so… Socks.

These are the “Lace and Cable Socks”¬†from Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy D. Johnson. The yarn is Malabrigo Sock in Stonechat. You’ve seen it before in the Twilight Scarf I wove for my sister a couple of years back, and you’ll see it again when I post the scarves I wove from it before I knit the socks.

Love the color. Love the natural striping that the yarn did. Love the diamond lace pattern, but it doesn’t show up very well. Wish I had use a slightly stretchier bind-off than the ribbed bind off, as it’s a bit tight getting them past my heels when I take them off. I wore them all day Sunday (I finished them a while ago, but the light wasn’t right for photographing them – too much sun!) and they were perfect for wearing around the house on a rainy day.

3 Comments

  • Jane says:

    Love the yarn! Love the socks.
    I can’t wait until I have my “sock period”.

  • Shannon says:

    Now that I’ve actually been wearing the socks, I’m starting to appreciate them more and more and I’m starting to see how people can get sucked into socks. I’m seriously thinking about knitting another pair!

  • Jane says:

    What makes you appreciate them so much?
    Was there much fitting to get them perfect for your foot?
    Hmmm…Maybe this should be another post on your site!

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