The Perfect Sock

I think I just knitted the perfect sock! Not because I’m a great knitter but because Zora is a fantastic pattern and String Theory Caper yarn is a perfect yarn!

The Zora pattern is easy to follow.  The cables are very easy to make . . a heck of a lot easier than that last sock I made.  The yarn . . well, did I say it’s just perfect.  So far, not one knot in the skein.  It has 10% cashmere.  I love knitting with yarn that’s about 1 oz./100 yards.  Not too thin.  Not too thick . . just right!

And while I’m talking about the pattern, I’m so thankful to Ravelry and all of the patterns and info offered on that site!

Just look at those cables!  I can’t stop looking at and feeling these socks.  They’re for a gift so I don’t get to keep them but I will try to remember to take a picture outside once the second sock is done.  The color on the socks isn’t right and my table isn’t orange either!

The second sock will get cast on this afternoon and I hope to have these finished before the weekend . . so I can start another pair!  🙂


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    bcinindy says

    I love it. I have just started knitting cables because of you. I cannot wait to try this one. I agree with you about ravelry. What a wonderful resource.

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    Holy Cow Woman!!! You are so fast! It looks luscious. I love the heal. And I’m sure you have sock 2 cast on already, don’t you??? 😉

    I love Ravelry. Whenever I have a knitting question, that’s the first place I look.

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    Karen says

    Judy, just got my first two skeins of String Theory Caper Sock yarn – can’t wait to get started. It’s so soft and squishy.
    Have to finish another pair first.

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    Sandy G says

    Judy, what colour is this yarn? I checked your original post (March 10) about these socks, and you didn’t mention it. It looks quite blue in the first post–a colour my hubby would like. Maybe if I hurry, I could get some!

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    Debbie B says

    Love this sock. I really want to learn to knit socks. You make it look like so much fun. Thanks for sharing all your progress.

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    Donna says

    Don’t you need to have some kind of giveaway and the prize be a pair of socks… and oh,yea me win. That sock looks so comfy!!!

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    sharon says

    The sock looks wonderful! I made the Paraphernalia socks on ravelry and the cable was quite tight to do, so I will have to try the Zora pattern next. Right now I am making the BFF socks and I am enjoying that. Love reading your sock updates and reviews of yarn and patterns!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Great looking sock! I went over to ravelry and printed out this pattern. As soon as I get the pair I’m working on finished, I’m going to do the Zora pattern…. if I can really restrain myself that long…. must look for another set of circulars…. and sock yarn….. and maybe I’ll just cast on one tonight…. I have no willpower – LOL!

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    Denise ~justquiltin says

    It turned out great! If I ever get the second Fa Fa Fa cable sock done I may have to try these.

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    Dar says

    Ooooh, I can feel it’s softness all the way here to MO. One day I may have a handmade pair of socks. In the meantime, I’ll admire your’s.
    Very pretty pattern.

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    Those are great cables. Socks are amazing to knit, i always feel like i am knitting sculptured art. Thanks for the pattern recommendation. Ravelry is a wonderful resource!!

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    Hi Judy,

    I am an “ok” knitter — definitely in the beginner category — but you raved about this pattern so much I printed it (plus one other that is supposed to be very good for beginners) and I thought I would give them a try.

    But I have a question. . . . do you know of a good resource that gives advice about how to increase the size of a sock pattern? The pattern for this sock says it is for 4 1/2 – 5 1/2. . . . . .but I’m a 7 1/2 so I’m looking for some information about how many stitches to add to increase the pattern to that size. . . .and I haven’t found anything on the web that gives me that info.

    Any help would be appreciated. . . .not that you are an encyclopedia or anything. . . but thought I’d throw the question out.

    Sherry V.

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    just kitted this up for next week retreat things for the idea..And I am using stash yarn. I am behind on the 12 in 12 challenge so hope to catch up and dare I say get ahead by one this week.

    love your blog it’s part of my daily positive program. 2012 is the year that I am only adding positive things to my life.