Just a Quick Word About Some Socks

Pattern: Just your basic top-downs using the numbers from an old pre-blog pair. My gauge has changed considerably in the last 2 years, it would seem. These are some looooooose stitches, but I’ll survive.
Yarn: Berroco Comfort DK left over from these gloves.
Started: March 10 (or so), 2012
Finished: April 1, 2012
Design Features: I transitioned between colors with 3 pairs of one-row stripes after the cuff and before the toe. I knit one-row stripes on the heel flap, too, which was trickier than I thought it would be. One thing I learned if you want to try this is don’t slip the first stitch of the row. Things get awfully sloppy when it’s time to pick up the gusset stitches. I’m talkin’ holes, people, and you know how I feel about holes in socks.

Overall, there are some things I’d do differently about these socks. Some things I may do differently, actually, as I still have plenty of this yarn left. But you know what? They’re still a finished pair of socks. I can’t complain.

6 thoughts on “Just a Quick Word About Some Socks

  1. The gusset holes drove me crazy too, that is part of the reason why I prefer toe ups, because the heel always looks better when I knit it. But that is just one woman’s opinion. Again, the socks look great!

    1. I do like the look of a toe-up sock gusset. M1’s are a bit neater than picked up stitches. Now I’m missing toe-up socks with gussets. Hmmm…something to consider for the next pair.

  2. I really do like your colors, and how they alternate. Sorry you had some issues with loose stitches, it seems that every pair I make is that way too.

    1. I’m always surprised to see how my gauge changes over time. I’ve knit a few projects now with the same yarn and needles as an earlier project and gotten drastically different gauge.

  3. 😀 You’re not wasting any time getting back on track with your sock goal! These are a really nice pair of socks! You can’t go wrong with basics!

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