These socks are so much fun to make. If you’re a sock knitter, or a wannabe sock knitter, you have to grab some self-striping yarn and make a pair of these.
The pattern was originally available only through Cast-On magazine, which is for The Knitting Guild Association members. I joined TKGA just for that pattern but saw the value in membership and have remained a member. They have great articles and patterns. Many (maybe all) are written by knitters going through the Master Knitter program and they’re knitters like most of us – not professionals, and I’ve found patterns through TKGA to be new and refreshing. Also, for those of us who use Knit Companion for knitting, it’s easy to save one pattern as a pdf and import it into KC.
Suzanne recently updated the pattern that had been in the magazine and released it as a stand alone pattern. Soon, the pattern will be available through Love Crafts. If you can’t wait, it is available through Ravelry.
Last night I finished the second sock of my second pair. I think they’re so funny before they’re soaked and blocked. This yarn, Fortissimo Colori Socka, isn’t the softest yarn. It isn’t rough and it holds up really well, but it’s some of the first yarn I bought when I started knitting socks. It’s a commercially produced yarn, as opposed to the indi dyed yarns, that are sometimes almost too soft and fragile for socks. I had made several pairs of socks using this yarn and wanted to try it for this pattern. I love them.
They’re both soaked and blocked now and I love them. Normally, I wait til they’re both finished before soaking and blocking but I was so excited to see the first one done, I soaked and and blocked it as soon as I finished it and then had to do the second one by itself.
I have another pair of these started but I’m going to work on something with larger needles for a few days . . give my hands a break from those small needles.