FO Friday: Purple Socks

Right Purple Sock

Right Purple Sock

My first completed project for 2009!

I find photographing socks frustrating but luckily at last Sunday’s Knitting Knutz meeting they insisted that I showed them my sock even if it meant removing my boot.  Once that was done, a quick photo was taken (thanks AW).

Purple Toe Up Socks

Pattern: Toe Up Socks with Short Row Heel (started with Ann Budd’s and carried on from there)

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) and US 10 (6 mm) for bind off

Yarn: Knit Pick’s Essential Kettle Hand-dyed in Eggplan

Amount of Yarn: 1 skein (231 yards)

Date Started: 25 Dec 2008

Date Completed: 5 Jan 2009


This is basically a made up version based on the other three pairs of socks I have made.  I am still searching for the perfect toe up sock.  I used the same heel I used for the Interlocking Leave Socks, which was mildly adjusted from the original.  I made the foot slightly larger than I had been – I like it wider, but it is about 1.25 cm too long.

As my ankles are very slender I had to decrease the stitch count after the heel towards the cuff to stop the sock from falling down to my ankles.  To do this I  decreased by 12 stitches (about 4 cm). I decreased 4 stitches every 4th row, two in the front and two in the back.  Finally to fit the cuff off my heel I had to cast off using a US 10 needle.

I think this is my most comfortable sock to wear so far.  So I am going to have to knit some more.  I do have another skein as I thought I would need two.  I am trying to knit using 2 mm needles (US 0).   I bought a  set of tiny Kollage double points when I visited IKnit in London but while I started I never got beyond more than three rows into the toe.

Additionally, I have to keep knitting socks as I’m still searching for the perfect toe up sock.


One thought on “FO Friday: Purple Socks

  1. I saw a great sock picture on Ravelry this morning. Apparently the socker was lying on the sofa, feet up in the air, and shot the picture upwards! Then had her DH take a picture to demo the position. The socks looked great! The position looked silly…

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