Boot socks.

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It looks like the completion of these has been well timed with the coldest weekend of the season upon us, here in the UK.

Boot socks
Boot socks

I used this quick knit dk.

Sidar Crofter DK in Hound Dog
Sidar Crofter DK in Hound Dog

This brings my total number of socks knitted in 2014 to 5 and a half.


5 and a half? Yes, the blue sock, over which I truely laboured, was just too snug to be comfortable and is waiting to be frogged. The criss-cross pattern made my usual number of cast on stitches less stretchy than usual. A lesson learnt.
My sock knitting of 2014 was wholly inspired by the sock KAL with KnittingWithSarah where she encouraged a little sock knitting every day. While she achieved a remarkable 26 pairs I am very happy with my own small total.
Sarah’s KAL truely snowballed. She was able to try out some amazing (mostly US) yarn from many many sponsors.
Do have a look at her KAL round up post. You can see one of those classic photos of all her lovely socks folded up in a drawer.
I’ve started, frogged, and restarted my fingerless gloves.Beira fingerless gloves
So I’m still on my dpns.
Love, Lucie xx

29 comments

  1. I hope Boot socks refers to the thickness and not the fact you’ll be hiding these lovely socks! You need some Mary Janes … even if you have to wait until spring to wear them ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. This word foxed me too, when I started reading blogs. It’s a bit strange but it comes from when you undo knitting that has gone wrong. You, rip it, rip it, which sounds like the sound a frog makes! Very, very odd but the phrase has stuck.

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  2. Very inspiring! I like the thought of knitting a little every day on socks–usually socks get me very stressed out but if I think, “just a little” it might be all good–love the variety in patterns and colors.

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    1. Just don’t expect to like dpns straight away and be prepared to start very, very slowly. It
      looks impressive to others when you’ve got more speedy. I did it for the challenge more than anything else!

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  3. I love the Sirdar Crofter Dk (and the chunky version). I’ve knitted cardigans out of both and think I have some left over. How many balls did you use to make your lovely pair and what size needles if you don’t mind me asking. I have a pair ‘in hand’ at the moment but it’s always good to have a plan for the rest of my stash.

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    1. I used 2 balls as I wasn’t sure how much the longer socks would take. I started each sock with a new ball, to try and get the stripes to match. I would say I used 1 1/3 balls in total but a single ball would be fine for shorter socks. I’ve only knitted socks top down. If I was doing toe up, I would have made them each two inches longer.

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      1. That’s good – I use mine for yoga and pilates classes mostly (whilst warming up) so they are only calf length and I can probably get a pair out of 1 ball. What size needles did you use? You must try the two at a time toe ups one of these days although I won’t promise to try DPNs in return :/

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  4. Wow! They are brilliant socks! I am laughing at one of the comments and have a picture in my head of Mary Jane shoes and your socks! Hahaha ! ….well done on your achievement they look really , really good! I want some! ๐Ÿ’

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    1. It took me the whole of my first sock, very slowly, to get used to the dpns so I switched to a small circular which was great but did give me a little cramp.. But now my fingers seemed to have been trained into the use of the dpns as this is all I use now.

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