Finished Project: Sockapaltwoza Socks

September 15, 2005 by
Filed under: Knitting 

Project Specs:
Pattern: my own creation developed through lots of frogging
Yarn: two skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in color 607 and one skein of Noro Silk Garden in color 224
Needles: two sets of US 7 Addi Turbo Circulars
Size: 9 1/2 inches long with 8 1/2 inch circumference
Pattern Details: These socks were done toe up. The toe was based on Ruth Hiebert’s sock pattern. The foot and leg are 40 stitches around.

I ended up using Claudia’s Shortrow Heels but still had problems with holes. After the socks were finished, I added some stitches to the heels to help close up the holes.

Nine rows after the heel I switched to the Silk Garden until I ran out, knitting a K 4 P1 ribbing. I knit both socks at the same time from the same ball of Silk Garden. Switching back to the Cashmerino, I added eight stitches on the next row. I then did a K 2 P 1 cuff. After trying many stretchy bind offs, I finally decided to use the Elizabeth Zimmerman sewn cast off. It’s super stretchy and really easy. I love it.

I hope my sock pal likes her new socks. They’re soft and cozy; perfect for lounging around the house.

My Blog Links: Don’t Lick the Yarn, Sockapaltwoza Update, Bad Heel, Bad Gauge & Good Heels, Stretchy Bind Off for Socks


3 Comments on Finished Project: Sockapaltwoza Socks

  1. nona on Thu, 15th Sep 2005 10:28 am
  2. Your Sockapal-2-za socks turned out beautifully! I love your use of Silk Garden for the leg of the sock — your pal is very lucky.

  3. Carry on Sun, 18th Sep 2005 7:27 pm
  4. WOW!!! Just got the socks and let me just say, they are AMAZING!!! So perfect I can’t even begin to tell you! I had to restrain myself from putting them immediately on my feet, as I was driving. But the minute I got home I ripped off my sandals and put on the socks. Thank you SO much. The color, the yarns, all PERFECT! :)

    YAY for sockpals!!!

  5. Bronwen Britton on Fri, 30th Sep 2005 3:35 pm
  6. Hi
    I’ve just made a beautiful cotton knit sweater for my grandson – he can’t get it over his head. I’m hopeing the E Zimmerman book will help me. Is it Knitting Without Tears
    Thanks for your answer.

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