Pattern: Toe-Up Socks using Judy’s Magic Cast On
Size: 9.5″ long; 8″ diameter
Needles: US 2/ 2.75 mm
Yarn: Knitivity Down Home Art Yarns SOCK (multicolor); choc-coffee morning fade readers special.
Started: 7 September 2009; Finished: 23 October 2009
After my last disaster that were Mum’s socks, I admit to being a little nervous this time. The yarn is fabulous – it was almost as if Mum had ordered the colors. She is so boring about what color socks she wants that if I did not love her loads, I wouldn’t bother. Even with all that love, I am NOT knitting black or white socks. You can purchase those from the store. At least this colorway from Knitivity fitted her demands to a T and it arrived smelling really nice and is lovely yarn.
I made the foot plain and then the leg was a twisted rib, twisting on each leg in two directions, the middle rib back and front alternatively twisting from left to right. The heel was a reinforced using my usual partridge stitch.
Mum was delighted to get a pair of sock that fit her so perfectly and ordered seven more pairs. If only I could get her out of the boring sock color mentality.