Socks #5 for 2012

The Zora socks are finished.  This will not be my last pair of Zora socks.  Cables are one of my favorite things to knit.

The Pattern:  Zora is a well written, easy to memorize pattern.  Knitting this pattern was as easy and just about as quick as knitting the plain socks pattern that I use so much.  These were very simple to knit without even referencing the pattern once I got going.  The only mods I made were that the instructions say to keep the stitches divided across four needles.  I prefer working with stitches divided across three needles, half the stitches on one needle and one fourth of the stitches on each of the other two needles.  Stitch markers were not needed but I used a counter so I didn’t have to keep counting stitches in my head.

The Yarn:  The yarn is String Theory Caper sock yarn.  My favorite sock yarn is always subject to change and it often changes depending on the project but I do believe my overall favorite yarn for a very long time is probably going to be this Caper yarn. It’s springy, it’s fluffy but yet tightly woven.  It’s 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon.  It’s a joy to work with and so far, the socks I’ve worn that were made with Caper yarn have held up well.

The yarn color used in this project is “Bye Bye Blues”.  It was a special color made for The Loopy Ewe.  I couldn’t remember how I managed to get it but I think it was offered to those of us who didn’t get our lotto number drawn for The Loopy Ewe Sock Club in 2010.  We were able to purchase a “consolation prize” and this yarn was included so I don’t believe it’s a color that is available now but if you look at the String Theory web page, there are lots of gorgeous blues (and other colors as well!).

These socks are a gift and I will get them in the mail tomorrow so I hope the recipient loves them as much as I do!  And now . . I’m off to figure out what to knit next.  So many choices . .    🙂


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    Love love love them!! I looked at the pattern.. A chart is involved! Now is it ok for someone who just made the usual easy Yankee pattern!! I am willing to give it a shot! Might take two years??

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    This pair of socks is really nice. I think the anyone would like them as a gift. Nice color that goes with anything.

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    Gwen says

    There is some really, really lucky feet out there! Those are beautiful!
    I love everything about them and they make me wish I had time right now to work harder at knitting socks!

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    sharon says

    They are true beauties! The Zora pattern is on the to do list. Have you tried the Alpha Sock pattern on Ravelry yet? It has cables too.

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    Joan M says

    Judy, you inspire me. You posted a while back about people who said they wanted to make socks and didn’t. You told them to determine what is required to make them and then just do it. I took that advice to heart and just finished my very first pair of socks. I love them. Hmmmm….Zora socks…. 🙂

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    Sandy G says

    These socks are beautiful, Judy. I can hardly finish my Tadpoles soon enough so I can start a pair of Zora. Thanks for the details about the colour. I really love it and am sad that it was a one-time batch but I’m sure that there will be another just as beautiful.

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    Dar says

    You need to wear shorter legged pants so the beautiful color and cables can be seen!! The recipient is a lucky lady and will love them.