Thursday, 15 May 2014

May sock - mind the gap



 
 
 
 
  

For my May socks, I have been inspired by Kristie's sock shown here. She knitted a pair of socks using a yarn by Trailing Clouds, which prompted me to browse guiltily with great enjoyment for yarn. I chose a yarn called "Mind The Gap", which features the 12 colours of the London Tube map. I know I am trying to use up my granny's sock yarn but I wanted something a bit different for a change.
The yarn is very colourful and I didn't want to create a fussy pattern for this sock because it would simply disappear into the stripes. At the same time, I didn't want to make a plain sock because I have already done that this year. I chose to rib the sock from top to bottom to add a little interest to the knitting without distracting from the yarn.

What do you think? I am quite pleased with the socks and I have worn them several times already. It is still cool enough for woollen socks in Scotland!
As always, the pattern can be found on the sock pattern page. Also, I you want to find out why I am creating sock patterns you should read this post.

For June, I am working on a more elaborate pattern with another beautiful yarn I was given a while ago.

Have a lovely day. Cx

29 comments:

  1. Great socks! I have never knitted socks but was recently the recipient of a fabulous pair made by my Mum, and I have asked her to teach me how to make socks as it looks soooo tricky, but I would love to learn this skill from her. I read your post about why you are having a year of socks and it strikes me as a lively idea and a very individual way to honour and remember your gran.

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    1. What a nice idea to ask your mum to teach you how to knit socks. Knitted socks are best, even in summer. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. *I meant to say 'lovely' way to remember your Gran, but perhaps 'lively' is just as good a word!

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  3. I love them, Christina. You are so talented. They are so cheerful, I bet they make you happy when you wear them! Maybe I will be brave enough to try socks one day, they do look very tricky! :)

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    1. Sock knitting is not tricky at all, I don't know who started that rumour :). Have a go, it is fun and quick, too.

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  4. Oh those are fantastic socks. I imagine the rib makes them really nice and stretchy and clingy as well. One day I shall knit a sock, one day...

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    1. It is never too late to make socks!

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  5. Christina these are such fun socks, the colours shout out loudly and clearly, "let's have fun today dear sock wearer". I love them x

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    1. Thank you Linda. People notice this pair and make lovely comments. I am tempted to wear them with a jeans skirt....

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  6. These are fabulous, enough to brighten up any grey day!

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  7. So cute, love the look of them.

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  8. I love your Mind the Gap socks, Christina! Mine were my most worn pair of socks this past winter. They made me smile very time I put them on. I hope yours do the same for you. :-)

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    1. They do make me smile, and other people, too! I will add some more of this type of yarn on my wish list

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  9. Oh my look at those socks, so cool! Love your socks Christina. Jo x

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  10. They're really beautiful. The colors are perfect together. I was just saying to Kristie how much I am in awe of people who can do this. I really love them.

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    1. Thank you. You could make some Jennifer, I have seen your creative work, you have all the skills you need.

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  11. I love your socks!! One day I might be able to make some like this too :-)

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    1. The secret is the yarn here, not my skills.... :)

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  12. Love these socks!! They are fantastic, so bright and cheery.
    Marianne x

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  13. These are awesome Christina! I've just had a lovely read back through your Posts to see what your Year In Socks is all about and love the whole sentiment behind it! How beautiful. I bought some sock yarn to knit my first pair of socks some weeks ago but have been waiting to finish my some other projects...can you recommend an easy pattern for a newbie? I couldn't find the pattern you used for your January socks but something like that would be perfect! Mel x

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    1. I sent you an email with the pattern. I usually have a sock on the go because it fits nicely in my handbag.

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  14. I'm loving these! The colours and the rib.

    It's far too hot for socks of any kind here in North Wales today, definitely bare feet and sandals weather.

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    1. Same here but socks in sandals are very Swiss and maybe I could start a new trend...

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