Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Waving Lace

Another pair of Waving Lace, in Regia 4 Ply, colour #1036. I'm just loving this book!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Undulating Rib Socks

My first socks from the book, my first post to a blog...wow, I'm getting with the program now! These socks were fun to knit; I used Regia Color and size 0 needles. I like them to fit snugly, so I only cast on 60. I enjoy seeing what everyone else has made, and I'm looking forward to trying a lace pattern next.

Go with the Flow Socks

Go with the Flow Socks and Pansies
Go with the Flow Socks
At last! I finished these in time to wear them on Wednesday, when the Yarn Harlot will be at the Calvin Theater and WEBS in Northampton, Mass. The lace pattern is easy to memorize, so I was able to knit them while walking on my lunch hours, or while riding the exercise bike. The yarn is Regia Color, 4-ply, color #5571. I made no modifications except to graft the toe when I had 16 stitches (rather than 12) remaining.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

My first finish from the book.

My first post in this knitalong! Hello there!

First Brighton Sock finished

One of a pair of Undulating Rib socks from the Favorite Socks knit in 'Brighton' colourway, Lucia Yarn from Posh Yarns. I was up to some silly o'clock in the morning finishing them because 'I just had the toe to go' - forgetting how long the toe can take. I had to do some odd shaping in the toe because the insole had less stitches than the front part of the sock, if you see what I mean. You can't see anything looking strange on the sock when it is on, so that is the main thing, but I'll need to think if there is a better way to finish the sock on the second of the pair, which I've just cast on.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

crazy about lorna's laces!!!

hey everybody!
i finally finished my Go with the Flow socks!! they turned out very long, but i love them. the purple one is the Anniversary sock which will be for my mother in law. i started a couple other socks because i couldnt stand just looking at the beautiful yarn i got in the mail after going crazy ordering what was supposed to be 2 skeins and turned out a lot more because i couldnt decide on the colors. i never used Lorna's Laces before and i have to tell you i am in love. so soft and so beautiful!!! i want to try to dye my own yarn though, just because it would be a lot cheaper...i ll let you know (and see) how that turns out.
until then: Happy Sock Knitting!!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Embossed Leaves Socks

Can you all stand seeing yet another pair of Embossed Leaves Socks?
I knitted them for my best friend using Koigu and US #2 circular needles. I can see why this pattern was so popular! If you want even more information or to see more pictures, you can find it here. Thanks! Tiennie

Sunday, May 20, 2007


I started these March 3rd, 07 and finished April 6th,07. I'm a little faster now that I know what I'm doing with regards to sock knitting. I have been knitting for, get this, 60 years.
As the title says, they were my 2nd pair of socks I knitted, sock patterns still seem like they
are written in Greek to me at that time.
I used the size needles called for, size 2 and the yarn I use was Memories form KnitPicks,
I normally stick to the yarn that patterns call for, that's just me. However, the yarn was given
to me for my Birthday from a friend of mine.

I plan on knitting "Retro Rib Socks" again this time using the yarn called for, which is Kroy Socks Yarn.
I'm hoping to find the yarn at Midwest Stitches Event in August.
I enjoyed this pattern very much, I knit a pair of tabi socks afterwards which were knit in all st st and I thought I'd go crazy.

Waving Lace Socks

These are my Waving Lace Socks knit in sage green LL Shepherd Sock yarn. The pattern was easy to follow.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Waving Lace: One down...

...and one to go.

I'm using Lorna's Laces in Watercolor, which is soft, stretchy, and comfortable, if a little too "matte" for my taste. Still, I'm happy with how it turned out :-) I posted more information on my blog.

Now I have to interrupt this project to work on a very belated Christmas present. (It's not my fault...really!)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Embossed Leaves

Here they are, so pretty! And yet, so much more rugged-looking, and so much longer-seeming, than anyone else's. I don't know how to account for it; I used Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Amethyst, on #2 addi Turbos for the leg and instep, #1 for the sole and toe. The wool perhaps explains the robust texture, but the length (not that I mind it) baffles me. Thanks for letting me show off!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Finished Priscilla's Dream Socks

We are travelling in our little motor home which translates into some significant knitting time for me! (we've put in about 2500 miles already during the past week.) I finally finished my Priscilla's Dream socks from Duet Yarns DK weight. I changed up the toe to make it narrower, using the star of 3 points toe from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.

Now I have to figure out the next pattern. I wanted to do Embossed Leaves, but the only sock yarn I have with me is a ball of Austermann step. Any suggestions about a pattern from Favorite Socks that would work for this yarn?


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Another Embossed Leaves sock

I've actually made a pair, but I thought this picture was.. more artistic? It seems that everybody and their grandmother has made these socks by now, and I can see why. It's a great pattern.

Details: knitted in Koigu KPPM, almost-solid raspberry, on size 2 needles.

Diagonal Cross Ribs

I finally finished a pair of socks to post to this KAL! Here are my Diagonal Cross Rib socks:

I made no changes whatsoever to the pattern except to make them slightly shorter than called for as the yardage of the Socks That Rock yarn was less than called for. I also used 2.25mm dpns the whole way which deviated from the suggested 3.25mm for the leg and 2.75mm for the foot. The sock would have been far too big had I used these sizes.

The yarn is Fairgrounds STR in Lightweight. I love these socks! Now, to decide which socks to knit next from the book. I might be the only person who has not knitted either the Waving Lace or Embossed Leaves!

Amanda J

Meida' s Socks

hey i just finished meidas socks late last night! my mom really liked them so i made them for her for mothersday. i liked knitting this pattern, it s so easy to memorize. the only thing i would change about it if i was to knit the same one again: i did not like knitting the heel pattern. i m not very pleased with how it looks. maybe it s just the yarn i used? (Online Supersocke Cotton 380m/100g and Clover Bamboos 2.25mm) but they feel great and my mom will love them. now i ll go back to finishing my Go with the Flow and Embossed Leaves for myself. i also started the Anniversary Socks for my mother in law. she s got a birthday coming up. i better get back on that couch and knit. let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Cable Ribs completed!

I completed my toe-up, two-at-a-time on two circular needles, Cable Rib Socks! More details on my blog.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Merino Lace Socks

The secret socks can be revealed now. Monica (my sister) received her birthday package today (her birthday is Sunday), so they aren't a secret anymore. I knit the Merino Lace Socks in Trekking XXL 186. I was a bit of a Lemming and knit the socks according to the charts instead of following my instincts and continuing the purls between the lace panels down the foot. They turned out nice anyway and they fit her "perfect" she says. It's a wonderful pattern to knit. Now I need to finish the Mock Cable Waves socks I've started.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Finally Finished

Finally finished!
Embossed Leaf pattern
I used Trekking (XXL) yarn made in Germany
75% New wool, 25% Nylon
Color # 77 Lot # 5526
I purchased the wool at http://www.bozemanyarnshop.com/
Everything knitted up great. Just changed the pattern a bit as I said in a previous post so I wouldn't have to cut the yarn. I wish the picture showed the color better. It's a little darker in real life.
Happy Knitting!

Dream socks!

The name says it all. I love these "dreamy" socks!! Pattern: Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. The yarn is STR Silkie "Walking on the Wild side" - the current club selection.

They have 64 stitches, and I used 2.5 and 2.25mm Pony Pearl DPNS for their construction.
First time I have ever had a great outcome with a shortrow heel, and the first time I have ever made a shortrow toe. Love the outcome - both the appearance and the fit. So happy I tried this pattern. These techniques will be with me for a long time!

Another photo and more gushing on my blog

Kathy in Iowa

Monday, May 7, 2007

Embossed Leaves

I thought I was one of the last people to knit this pattern but now I see others still knitting them. I was very happy to see this pattern included in the Favorite Socks book. The pattern is much easier than I originally thought and very enjoyable to knit. I used KP's US 1 circulars and Lang Jawoll fingering wt. yarn, also a first for me and a yarn I like very much.


Saturday, May 5, 2007

Little by Little, They're Flowing

I frogged my red Undulating Ribs socks because they were too snug and I knew I'd probably never wear them. I wasn't happy with how this red Regia was working with that pattern anyway, so I switched to the Go with the Flow Socks. What a difference! It's a wonderful pattern. Count me as another Evelyn Clark fan.

My Waving Lace Socks

I can definitely see why this pattern is so popular and on the cover of the book. These are my Waving Lace Socks - definitely my favorite socks so far:
I love Evelyn A. Clark patterns - she is a knitting designer idol! If you'd like to see more pictures or get more info, you can follow me here. Thanks! Tiennie

Friday, May 4, 2007

Embossed Leafs

thanks for your comments on my socks. i couldnt put the green one down til it was finished. and i have to take back what i said about it not growing fast.....it does - once you get a hang of it and dont look at the book every two seconds! i loved knitting this one!! my little one loves this sock too. have a nice weekend knitting, ladies!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

My First Post: Second Sock

This is my second pair of socks and my first out of 'Favorite Socks'. I am working on the 'Undulating Rib Socks' and thankfully with a lot of help I figured out the pattern. I am very pleased with the progress. If only I could knit faster or maybe just have more time to knit. I am knitting these in 'Lorna's Lace' on size 1 needles. I really like the look of this yarn and pattern together. You can find me HERE.

Happy Socks!

Retro Rib, sorta

I've completed my second pair of socks from this book: Retro Rib. Except they're toe up and quite a bit shorter. I had started a random sock from the toe, and then decided to plug the pattern into the rest of the sock. It worked out well and I'm very happy

Penelope socks Penelope socks side

There are more details on my blog.

Go with the Flow and Embossed Leaves

hi i am silke from germany! i am very excited to join this blog and i love all your beautiful socks you ve knitted!
with two kids i dont have much time to knit and there are a lot of other projects waiting to be finished in that yarnshelf of mine. when i got the book i couldnt decide which pair to knit first, so i picked some patterns i liked a lot and bought the yarn for them. (in germany the yarn isnt as expensive as in the states)
my son picked a yarn color and i started knitting the Go with the Flow socks. what a beautiful pattern. the yarn i am using is Jawoll superwash in a shade close to the original one used in the book. we recently went on vacation in portugal and i took my sock everywhere we went: on the beach, in the car, while my husband was driving...awsome. i got one sock done there and now that i am knitting the second one, it s nice to remember where i was while working on the same part of the first sock. it s a little bit like a second vacation.

last night i couldnt resist and started the Embossed Leaves in Jawoll superwash in green. i feel like this one doesnt grow as fast as Go with the Flow did, but it is definately worth the time it takes to knit. i love it!!

i have got to go now, thanks for letting me join this kal.


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Embossed Leaves

Here are my embossed leaves socks - finished at last!

First Post

The Mock Wave Cable. Done in Opal Parti as a gift for my aunt.

~ Woohoo ~

Hi, everyone. I joined awhile back but have been just lurking til I got my book. I am a new knitter and just started my first sock ~ its a baby sock. ;D
I'm excited b/c ~ I've got my book. Yeah!
Now off to pick my pattern and my yarn. I'll be back soon.
Btw, I've enjoyed all your wonderful projects.

Waving Lace Socks

First, I would like to say hello and how much I've enjoyed seeing everyone's socks on this site. I love so many of the patterns that are in Favorite Socks and had a hard time picking the first one I would do. I am very happy with my choice!!

Details and more pictures are on my blog.


I just joined this blog today. I had the Favorite Socks book out from the library and had to return it, very reluctantly. So I broke down and bought my own copy. There are lots of patterns I want to try, but this is the only pair I've completed so far. The diagonal rib socks, which were originally going to be for my husband, but I decided to make for me :) The yarn is from an ebay seller, Oldfield Creek Sock and Yarn, in the denim colorway.

I've been enjoying seeing all of your creations and look forward to knitting many more of my own from this book. You all are inspiring :)


Hello. I've just joined this KAL and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Gina. I live in Upstate NY. I've been knitting for 4 years.
I am currently working on the Diagonal Cross-Rib socks using Brown Sheep Wildfoote in Sonatina. I'm on my third repeat of the pattern. I've never knitted from a chart before, but I'm doing fine so far. I also had to teach myself the Old Norweigian cast-on. I found a video on YouTube and went from there.
I'm looking forward to knitting many more socks from this book. I always go through my new knitting books and mark the patterns I want to make with Post-It notes. There are Post-Its on almost every page!