Thursday, May 1, 2014

FO: Cheerios Socks

This is one of my most exciting FOs to post because it is the first knitting pattern that I have designed myself!  Yay!  Go me!!  I was inspired to design my own socks after taking Donna Druchunas's Craftsy class, Knit Original Toe-Up Socks.* I took notes while I knit these and I fully intend to write up a little pattern for you to follow if you would like to make your own pair!

yarn details
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Queen Anne
dye lot 03641
75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Machine Wash Gentle Cycle / Tumble Dry Low 
100 g / 462 yds @ $10.99 per hank

project details
pattern: my own creation!  Available here soon!
needles: size 1 (2.25mm) bamboo dpns
gauge: 42 sts and 50 rows = 4" in pattern stitch and 38 sts and 52 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
yarn used: 425 yards (92% of the skein)
finished size: heel to cuff: 9'', heel to toe 8.5''
duration: August 9 - November 10, 2013

  • I'm generally not a fan of toe-up socks because I like a gusset heel, so I was happy that the Craftsy course included instructions on how to create a gusset heel with toe-ups.  The math was slightly complicated, but I managed to figure it all out - just had to concentrate.
* That's an affiliate link...  more yarn $$!!

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