Posted by: Mare F | February 6, 2017

Big socks

Last year a couple of people posted pictures of big soft colorful knee socks knitted with color work and intricate stitches. Everyone oohhhed and aaahhhhed over them except me. I could conceivably make them, but because of the work involved I would have to charge a very large sum for them and I don’t want to do that. So, I over the past year I’ve been working on an alternative with interesting results. This one is a crocheted attempt based on a slipper pattern. I decided against this because I couldn’t adjust the sole pattern for different sizes (they all would have been progressively larger than a women’s size 10.) I fear it’s my shortcoming, not the pattern’s. This is now one of my fair entries for this year which is lovely because I don’t normally make slippers.

slipper

Yesterday I began working on a knitted pair using Paton’s Big Cakes because I like the way that the colors work up. I’m not sure if it will work with the socks. I’ll have to go to the end of the knitted pair to see if the colors will at least show up in each sock. The two cakes were far enough apart in their stripes that I couldn’t pull off matching the colors working from the outside of the second cake.

Tsocks-and-stuff-001

Then, just to make things interesting, I decided to try a crocheted pair as well. I think I have to shorten the cuff on this one because it’s very long on my leg and I’m not a short person.

socks-and-stuff-002

So, next week I will update on my progress and hopefully have some fun, soft, book-on-the-couch-with-tea-and-afghan type socks. What is the last pattern that you modified?

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