Once upon a sock in Jan – plans plans plans

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.

Swedish fish socks by Spilly Jane

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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.

Wallflower by Stephanie van der Linden

Another long-ago queued colourwork pattern. I still hanker after that fancy wallpaper look – all elegant and delicate.

Neptune High by Glenna C

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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.

Longitudinal by Nicola Susen

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!)

Alfrick by Rachel Coopey

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.

Borage by Amanda Jones

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).

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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):

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

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Meg Jones says:

    I’ve got my bigger projects planned out (mostly good intentions but a couple of KALs as well) but I do want to knit at least six pairs of socks this year and I think I’ll probably start with some partially used stash and do some contrast toe/heel/cuff socks. I may even have a partially started pair that escaped being put on rav, actually. O.O

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    1. I love contrast toe-heel-cuff socks – and you’re right they are the perfect way to use up odds and ends. Share your partially started pair!

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      1. Meg Jones says:

        I need to find them! o.O I am going to be rooting in the yarn corner this weekend, so hopefully they’ll appear. I am pretty sure they’re two at a time as well which is an excellent bonus if so.

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  2. Aha…I love your sock goals for this year…such a diversity in the patterns; however all still doable! I will have my post up soon 🙂

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    1. Hopefully I will manage a few this year!

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  3. Stefanie says:

    What great possible patterns for your next sock cast on! I love that Swedish Fish one; they’re too cute.

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    1. They’re so sweet, aren’t they? I think my next socks might well be colourwork ones.

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