Socks and more socks

My red socks are finished and look rather fine, I think.  They are in Drops Fabel and have Fish Lips Kiss toes as well as heels.

Red socks in Drops FabelIt’s the wrong time of year to be knitting woolly socks but as I don’t know what else to knit I’ve started another pair lest my idle hands turn to mischief.  They are in a cheap and cheerful yarn (Cozy Toez, under £3 for 100g, since you ask) which is less colourful than the last two Fabel pairs I’ve produced, so I’m using a fancy slipped-stitch pattern.

Socks in Cozy Toez I thought the slipped stitches would be good to break up any pooling, but it hasn’t turned out to be necessary.  In fact, I quite like the camouflage-like pattern in the toe area.

The knitting pattern I’m using is Alternating Slip-stitch Socks, which is a freebie available on Ravelry.  It uses a Barbara Walker stitch pattern.

I’m not sure how practical it will be for socks.  I expect the long slipped stitches will catch, but we’ll see.  The yarn was cheap enough to experiment with.

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.
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