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FO: Freaky Socks

Posted by Ali G on Friday, 17 August, 2007

This is my favourite shot because it makes my feet look slimmer than they really are! πŸ™‚

Freaky Socks
  • Construction: Cuff-down; part knitted in the round, part knitted flat; 2.25mm circular and DPNs
  • Yarns: Regia 4-Ply in burgundy #534, Regia Tweed in blue #52, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Watercolor
  • Pattern: Lace Socks by Gerdine Strong available from Knitting Universe
  • Mods: I changed the positioning of the increases to make the sides symmetrical

I’m certain there’ll be more of these in future, but I’ll take greater care to ensure I have sufficient yarn next time. I’d have much preferred them had I not needed to make on-the-fly yarn substitutions. Either the requirements given with the pattern were somewhat short, or my calculations were wildly out when I was deciding what colours to use. Whatever the reason, I’ve ended up with a unique pair of socks!

The other thing I’ll do with the next ones is reduce the number of stitches slightly. This pair has the cuff worked over 60 sts which is then increased to 64 overall. I don’t think it needed the increases.

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12 Responses to “FO: Freaky Socks”

  1. Dave said

    Your Freaky socks are so cool — I love them. I bet they’d be neat in a self-striping yarn too — the stripes would go fat and skinny and all over the place. Or some STR, which pools like crazy — this should really break it up. Good job!!

  2. Frarochvia said

    These really are crazy cool socks! The mismatching I think makes them even cooler.

  3. Piglottie said

    I think your Freaky socks look great – they look even better on. I might have a go with my leftover sock bits πŸ™‚ What do you think to the Cat Bordhi book? I’ve heard good things about it, but dont think you can get it in the UK yet.

  4. Laura said

    I absolutely love those socks! They’re just ace πŸ˜€

  5. Danielle M said

    Those are something else! Nice work!!

  6. Kai said

    Crazy socks!! But way cool. I like.

    As for the designing, I think you should definitely have a go. I have more faith in you than you do!! πŸ™‚

    Love the colours on those Australian Merino’s…. scrummy.

  7. Sacha said

    Give it a whirl as you say, there is nothing to lose in trying. Those socks are like nothing I’ve seen before..really neat. πŸ™‚

  8. Teresa said

    Wow…fantastic socks….well knitted…they look really complicated…hmmm…now sometimes I like complicated…another thing on my list.

  9. clarabelle said

    Just found your blog via Piglottie, and love those socks! I really like socks which look different, but using the same yarn!

    And, as well, I have this thing about Canada and I’m jealous. My grandfather was Canadian but I haven’t been able to find out anything more about him than him arriving in London in 1900..

  10. Murdo said

    Fab socks!!! I will be adding them to my to-do list!!!!!!

  11. Lindsey said

    Wow, lots going on! πŸ™‚ First, the funky socks look great–I think everyone needs a pair of funky socks. I’ll have to bust my oddments similarly at some point.

    Second, do tell us what you think of the Cat Bordhi book when you get to try some of the patterns. I’m intrigued by the idea, and may have to try to get my hands on it…I’ve been trying to play with different heels on all my socks lately.

    And third–I say go for it and enter something! No harm if it doesn’t work out, but it would certainly be a good experience, and I have confidence you’ll come up with something people really want, too!

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