Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Simple Socks

I finished my second carpool project and it is another pair of simple 4x2 ribbed socks. The pattern was simple and the socks are short so they knit up fairly quick.

I don't think I've knit socks this short before, but I didn't have much choice if I wanted the two socks to match. Can you tell why? Each sock is exactly one repeat of the pattern in the yarn. I've never seen such a long pattern without any type of repeat in this type of sock yarn before. And there is one small section of blue and tan in the heel part of each sock that isn't repeated anywhere else. It seemed really odd while I was knitting and I probably wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't trying to make sue that the socks matched. I like my stripey socks to match.

This is the second project I've completed while carpooling to work! I like knitting in the car and I've now finished two pairs of socks I wouldn't have otherwise. I haven't started the next socks yet because I'm trying to decide what to do. I'd like my next pair to be with the handspun I showed last Friday, but I'm stumped on what pattern to use. I'm trying to decide between a simple ribbing or something a little more involved. I think I'll go home and pull out my comp of Sensation Knitted Socks and see if anything jumps out at me.

Project Info

Pattern: 4x2 Ribbed Socks
Size: Women's medium
Yarn: Trekking XXL - color 83
Needles: addi TURBO Lace Needles - US# 1 (2.5 mm)
Notes: Socks were knit toe-up with a short row heel and toe. I have a lot of yarn leftover. I think enough to make a baby hat.


Zonda said...

Go you on the sock knitting! Neat colorway! How about these?

Monika said...

That's Trekking for you! They have the weirdest colors. Great, that you can use your time, while car pooling! I would get sick at once. Can't even look down, to look for something or other, while driving (not as driver :o) )
I like the square you made too.

Mom said...

Great Looking Socks and square! I bet when you add up your projects at the end of the year 2008 that you'll be way above 2007. Go girl go!!
Loved Sherman at the beach!

Bezzie said...

Wow. YOu're a car sock machine! Great job getting the stripes to match!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Great job!! I love this colorway too...totally my colors!! Yay for carpool knitting :)

loopykd said...

Wow, those are amazing socks! But I have to ask, where did you get those blockers?

elizabeth said...


I love Trekking.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

Love the colors! I'm really into blues and browns right now!

turtlegirl76 said...

I wish my commute to work were longer! That's excellent! The socks are very fun! And yet another square. I can't wait to see the blanket someday. =)