Tuesday, 2 December 2014

my year of socks - November


I have finished my November socks a while ago but the weather was so gloomy that I couldn't get a single decent photo. I avoid using the flash because it changes the colour. As it turns out, even good light does not make it more easy to photograph this particular sock! The colour is a dark purple.

I decided that what I like most is a sock with a pattern down the front. You have probably guessed that before I noticed. I wanted to make something with a leaf pattern because these patterns are easy to knit and easy to memorise. What I came up with, a twined leaves pattern, does not quite match the mental image I had before I sat down and knitted. I suppose I should have made a swatch of a variety of such patterns but life is too short and too hectic for that. Anyway, I am pleased with the outcome and that is all that matters. The pattern is actually better visible before blocking. I don't normally block socks, they get stretched nicely on my foot but I bought a new iron and I wanted to try it out. Gentle steam ironing works a treat and is much quicker than normal blocking.


I have used Hazel Knits Artisan Sock Yarn again. The colours as just too tempting. The colour is called Queen of the Night and is a really deep dark purple and not quite solid. It is a colour I love. I noticed that I have nothing of that colour in my wardrobe. I must change this soon. I have new shoes! I chose them because their sock displaying feature more than anything else. They are incredibly comfortable and sturdy and I wear them all the time. They are good for cycling to work, too. In case you want to get yourself a pair, they are Kickers and are on sale just now.


As always, the pattern can be found on the sock pattern page. Also, if you want to find out why I am designing sock patterns you should read this post.

Are you new to sock knitting? Why not try the step by step pattern I posted in January? It is a plain sock with no frills, just stockinette stitch. You can find this simple pattern on my sock pattern page.

Happy knitting! Cx

19 comments:

  1. They are wonderful! I love the colour and the design. You have inspired me to knit socks again. I have bought some yarn now just need to decide on a pattern, they will be a present for my brother!

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  2. Brilliant socks, I'm very impressed as usual. And the colour is lovely too. I'm a bit scared of circular knitting, I've got some yarn for fingerless mitts, I might try a sock if that all goes well. CJ xx

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  3. Lovely socks again, Christina. And the new shoes. Agree with CJ about circular knitting. Also needing to knit two socks as I'm not the world's best completer-finisher of projects is rather a hurdle for me! xx

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  4. These socks are beautiful. I love the cables down the front and purple is my favorite color.

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  5. What a gorgeous colour, and I love the cable down the front. Your new shoes are funky! X

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  6. Love the colour and the pattern. Shoes are rather fabulous too!

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  7. oh I love the shoes. I need new shoes.......

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  8. Not only love those socks, but those shoes. Seems I'm not the only one! xxx

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  9. Lovely! and I also love the shoes :)

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  10. Those socks are a real delight, I love the colour and the design. I too am a fan of the shoes.

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  11. Great socks, Christina! You are going to have a nice collection by the time the year finishes. I like the shoes too!

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  12. Love the color Christina! One pair of socks a month is really inspiring. I wear holes in my socks very quickly though, so I could only wear such beautiful socks on special occasions.

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  13. I do so love to see your monthly socks! They look great with your new shoes too! What could be better, new socks and new shoes too. xx

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  14. Aren't they just gorgeous socks, with those shoes (which I now want) you look so cool. Jo x

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  15. your socks are amazing, i bet they feel fun when you were them, to hot for socks here 41c yesterday.

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  16. Brilliant socks, yet again. On my list of things to do is knit some socks over the Christmas holiday so thanks for the link to the basic pattern.

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  17. They are fabulous socks Christina! I'm still no further along with my January pair yet (ha ! Pair!!!) but 2015 is the year of the sock!

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