I have just finished my February socks. I wanted to add a little interest to the knitting of a plain sock and have "designed" a simple cable sock with the cable running along the sides of the sock. To be honest, there was not much designing. In fact, probably no designing at all. But "designing" sounds a lot better than "muddling along"....
If you want to remind yourself why I am knitting a pair of socks a month, this blog post explains it all.
This month's sock is a true homage to Omama (my granny). All her socks had narrow cables running down the sides of the sock. I had always thought it was the same cable for all socks but on close inspection of some disintegrating but still beautiful specimens, I noticed that there are variations on a theme. The February sock cable was her favourite variation.
My mum gave me the February sock yarn a while ago: Moondance from The Yarn Yard. We bought it at The Yarn Cake, our local yarn shop. It is beautiful and soft and sparkly. The colour is somewhere between pink and red, or not quite ripe raspberries.
I knitted the socks for Annie, she was keen to have a pair of sparkly socks to add to her sparkly wardrobe. I know that she will be showing them off at school, wearing them in her fake Doc Martens school boots. The uniform regulations don't dictate the colour of socks or tights and she can wear whatever socks she likes, matching or not. It is nice for Annie to have a little freedom to express herself.
Sam has also ordered a pair of knitted socks. He discovered that woolly socks are super cosy when he was ill lately and suffered from cold feet. I was planning to knit a lace panel in my March socks and have a feeling this won't go down too well with my self conscious teenager.... I'll be winding him up all month (and secretly knit a plain black sock for him).
The instructions for the February socks are on the "sock patterns" page if you want to have a go. The pattern has not been test knitted and there may be mistakes that I haven't spotted. I noticed that the pdf is of rather poor quality when shared through Google docs and I am trying to find a better way to share the pattern in the future. I am happy to email the good quality version if need be.
Happy knitting! Cx