Hello sock fans (sockettes?). I would love to show you some exciting sock progress today. However what with my flurry of recent finished projects I don’t actually have any new socks on the go just yet (the Twisted Soul socks are the only ones on the needles, but they haven’t changed since the end of October). So instead I’ve taken a stroll through my Ravelry queue, along with some side-explorations, and have found a few patterns which I might cast-on for this year.
I’ve had these in my queue for almost nine years, gosh. Aren’t they cute, though? Apparently I have also bought the pattern at some point in the past too, so it’d be rude not to make them before too long.
Another long-ago queued colourwork pattern. I still hanker after that fancy wallpaper look – all elegant and delicate.
So apparently all my queued socks are colourwork ones. But LOOK AT THESE ARGYLE SOCKS. They are heaven. The pattern comes with knee-high and standard length socks – I’m not sure I have the patience for the knee-high version, but this version, hmm.
I can’t decide if these are stonkingly ugly or gloriously vibrant, but the appeal is really in the construction – these are not your average socks. (The designer seems to enjoy an imaginatively constructed sock, too, look at this and this!)
It wouldn’t be a sock post without a reference to Coopknits somewhere. I love these – they are very pretty, have enough colourwork to be interesting without it getting wearisome, and I already know that the pattern will be thorough and well-written.
I’ll finish with these dainty little daisy pattern socks. These might get the edge for the next cast-on actually, as I already have the pattern (picked up the relevant issue of The Knitter at last year’s Great London Yarn Crawl).
What socks are you planning to knit this year? Do let me know in the comments, and before you do your own delve into the Ravelry rabbithole make sure you have a look at what my sock-along friends are up to this month (I will update the links to their specific posts once they’re up):
- Stefanie at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons is knitting up some gorgeous self-striping festive feeling socks
- Katherine from Fiber and Sustenance is creating some beautiful Ysolda-designed socks (concurrently! I am inspired)
- Paula from Spin a Yarn is making excellent progress on some comfort vanilla socks
Would you like to join us? All you need to know is some semi-regular sock-knitting, and blogging – you blog once a month on the first Thursday of the month about your progress (or lack of, as in my case this month!) and we all link through to each other.
All images in this post are copyright of the relevant designer