The adventures of a knit designer, her dog, and yarn stash. I'm the author of Doggie Knits, Sweaters and Accessories for Your Best Friend.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Working on replenishing the sock wardrobe. So many socks have died over the last year. The pattern is the Retro Rib socks, from the Interweave Press book, Favorite Socks. I mostly just knit the cuff to the pattern, then take liberties and do the heels and toes my usual way, ending up with 8 live stitiches for less grafting. These are knit from my favorite wool for socks, Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters. Sport weight, on a size 2 needle for somewhat instant gratification. Here's a tip--I wear or bring these socks when I try on shoes. They have to be hand washed, but I really don't mind, especially when there are lovely wool wash products available. I need to get these on, now!