Saturday, July 29, 2006

Rock and Weave Socks

The socks are finished. I completed knitting the second sock and sewed the buttons onto both today.

Project Info
Pattern: Rock and Weave
Designed by A. Karen Alfke
Rockin Sock' Club May 2006
Yarn: Socks that Rock
Mediumweight
Color - Fairgrounds
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 5 - cuff
addi TURBO -US# 2 - instep
addi TURBO -US# 1 - heel, sole

I'm happy with the finished socks. There are several mistakes, but I tried several new things for these socks. The cuff was knit in a strip and then stitches were picked up along the edge and joined in the round to knit the foot. I would have never thought of knitting a sock like that. Very inventive idea. I really like the linen stitch cuff. The end results look almost like weaving.

I had also never actually knit a button hole before either. And I sure didn't expect to knit buttonholes for socks! But as you can see each cuff has two little buttons. A little fussy for me, I like to just pull on my socks and go. I wonder if the Victorians were the last to button their socks.

16 comments:

Monika said...

This is a beautiful sock and you knit it very well. Looks totally professional.

Zonda said...

Well done!!! Enjoy them. I may make them, don't like the button either, but the more I see them, the more I like them.

What will be interesting is how the colors pool differently on everyone's.

trek said...

I am not a fan of this pattern but I love how the heel turned out on yours.

Mom said...

These are terrific! I love the stitch pattern for the cuff and for the heel. I've never seen anything like it before. Can you button the socks and still pull them on?

Kathy S. said...

Bee youtiful work on those socks. And your mad photog skills have convinced me: Socks that Rock is the best color quality sock yarn out there.

Sarah said...

Those came out super-cute. Do you really have to fuss with the button or can you just leave it buttoned and pull 'em on?

Bezzie said...

Did they come with the buttons? I'm not sure I like the pattern for everyday wear--but they make for great sock pr0n!!

sgeddes said...

I can pull them on when they are buttoned, but it is a little tight going over my heel.

ladylinoleum said...

Very cool! Socks with buttons rock. Not that I have any, but you do!

marie said...

Great socks! I love how yours show so much more of the teal color than mine do. There are so many people knitting the same colorway and the same pattern, yet each pair is uniquely our own. Can't wait to start the next pair!

Dipsy D. said...

I really love those socks, and the buttons look so cute on them! Fantastic colors as well - great job!

Sarah said...

Those are really cool socks...

And scrumptious yarn!

I've never knit a cuff sock either, cool.

Angela said...

These are gorgeous! I have been thinking 'bout doing that socks that rock thing.

Ang

Jewel said...

What a cute pattern. I love the yarn nice and bright!

Jewel said...

Cute! What a fun pattern, I love the yarn.

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