Friday, January 10, 2014

Finished Object Friday: Double Thick Socks


Pattern: Double Thick Socks (improvised)

Yarn: Kroy Sock Stripes in "Krazy Stripes 55801" and Loopy Ewe Solid Series in "Sunshine Yellow" - one strand of each held together

Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm)

Pattern Notes:

Leg: With two yarns held together, cast on 40 sts and work 12 rds of K2P2 rib. Then work 18 rds in st st, stopping 10 sts before end of final round.

Heel: Work eye of partridge heel across 20 sts for 20 rows ending with WS row, then turn heel...
  Turn row 1 (RS) - sl1, k12, k2tog turn
  Turn row 2 (WS) - sl1, p6, p2tog turn
Continue short rows until all stitches are worked. Pick up 10 sts on each side of heel flap. Work gusset decreases every other round until 40 sts

Foot: Work 24 rds in st st, then work wedge toe. When 12 st remain, graft toe.

Comments: Last week I made a pair of socks with two strands of fingering weight held together using notes from another Raveler. Inspired by them, I improvised my own pattern for a larger size with as much length in the leg as I could manage while using every inch of a 50 gram ball of Kroy Sock Yarn. My resulting socks fit a small adult foot, and they're pretty comfy!

It's Finished Object Friday over at Tami's Amis. Why not click the links and have a look at what else got done last week? On the home front, it looks like both Gavin and I are finally getting over our colds. Feeling is finally returning to Gavin's fingertips after he went down to take photos at the Lake in -35° in fingerless gloves :( And the weather is finally cooperating too. After days of deep freeze, the temperatures are finally climbing back to seasonal norms.



12 comments:

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome socks!! Fingerless gloves in that temperature?!?!?!

Dee said...

Cute socks. They look very cushy!

Is that picture one that Gavin took? Wow! Looks positively frigid!

Evelyn said...

I definitely will try your sock recipe ~ I love cushy socks and combining two fingering weights in different colors is such a nice idea. Stay warm!

Kepanie said...

Wow! What a pic. Those socks look like comfort ones. Nice.

Vivian said...

The last picture looks pretty spectacular! Stay warm!

Alicia said...

Holy moly, stay warm! And holding yarn double sounds like a great way to finish socks quickly.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great colours on the socks!
And I think that lake picture was worth the frozen fingers! Beautiful!

knitinthesquare said...

Great socks!! I might have to try that :)

Chrisknits said...

Sock is adorable! The photo is stunning! Yikes, I can't imagine it.

Jane Walker said...

How did Gavin get fingerless gloves? I've known you WAAAAAAY longer than Gavin ;) Stunning photo though, and I love the look of your new sock discovery.

Frieda said...

The lake photo is absolutely fantastic ! You should have it framed for Gavin .

Love the socks , bet they are toasty warm !

Alittlebitsheepish said...

These sound lovely and cosy warm. Beautiful photo