Friday, May 10, 2013

Finished Object Friday


Pattern: Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel

Yarn: scraps of Mountain Color Bearfoot yarn, Wollemeisse Twin, Wandering Cat MCN, Koigu PPPM, and many other little scraps alternating with the main yarn - Kroy Sock Yarn Stripes.

Needles: size 2 (2.5 mm)

Modifications: none

Comments: Faced with almost two shoeboxes of sock yarn scraps, a vanilla sock pattern like this presents the perfect opportunity to work through some of them. In this case I grabbed 50 grams of self-striping Kroy sock yarn in a purple/pink/blue colourway and alternated with a half dozen complimentary coloured scrap yarns. Even so, it's a big sock with a long cuff, so I ran out of Kroy several rounds past the gusset decreases but maybe it's not too noticeable? Or maybe the colours in combination are so loud that you've gone blind?!

Speaking of the long cuff, this seems to be commonplace in the patterns collected in Knitting Vintage Socks. It's certainly a good idea when the leg is stockinette; this sock needs all the ribbing it can get to stay up. The jury is still out on the Dutch heel. It's fun to work, but I'm still not sure how comfortable it is. Kate Atherley claims it as her favourite heel turn - that's a pretty strong endorsement.

Once again it's Finished Object Friday over at Tami's Amis. Go on, have a look at the links posted there! If you're looking for me this morning I'll be at my nephew's school, taking in the year-end showcase.

16 comments:

Sarah said...

I love them! I don't think the yarn shortage is noticeable at all - I like the idea of a longer cuff, but not knitting it....

Elisabeth Andree said...

Great socks again, I like the cuff and the heel.

Janet said...

Love the socks. Excellent way to use your leftover yarns.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

These socks look great, the colours are fab and go really well together. Have you tried toe up for scrap socks? Fewer problems with running out!

...:M e d h a:... said...

The socks look great!

Renee Anne said...

Yeah, I can't tell you changed yarns much. But I like my socks to be a bit on the wild side, apparently...

Chrisknits said...

They look like the yarn was made that way. You have such a good color sense.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Another amazing stash yarn project! These are really vibrant and fun.

Vivian said...

What do you do with all the ends? Do they feel much noticeable when you wear the socks? Love the colors!

Babajeza said...

I love the colour mix of your socks! :-)

bookworm-Mary said...

Love the color of those socks!!

Caffeine Girl said...

As always, I'm awed by your output!

I would never have guessed those were leftovers socks. Really. They look like they were made from expensive hand-painted yarn. And, no, I can't see where you ran out of the Kroy. That is the problem with Kroy--the yardage (yarnage?) is skimpy.

Monica said...

Lovely socks! I like the height of the cuff!

stefanie g-r said...

You are amazing with all of your sock knitting! Very inspiring. I usually get impatient knitting the sock leg, so I have a lot of short-cuffed socks (for better or worse). I definitely can't tell the difference!

kathy b said...

I love the colorwary. Great fun pair of socks

Kepanie said...

These are fun and I like how they're so colorful!