Friday, August 4, 2017

More Knitted Socks! Lavender Double Lace Rib Socks

Warning: blinding white legs ahead.

You know I love knitting socks, but they're usually for Alex, who has quite a collection now. So when my friend Jo's mom, Kim, so generously unloaded part of her stash on us, I nabbed some madelinetosh yarn that's to DIE FOR.

Yarn: madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Sugar Plum
Pattern: Double Lace Rib Toe-Up Socks by Stefanie Pollmeier (FREE pattern!)

I'm not usually a toe-up sock kind of gal. I love the easy heel of the toe-up sock, but I loathe the cast on. But this pattern was just so pretty that I couldn't pass it up.

I know knitters aren't supposed to point out their mistakes, but if you take a look at the rib cuffs you might notice one is longer than the other. Heh heh.

That's because I wanted to make the socks long in the leg and use up all the yarn. I rolled the hank into two separate balls of yarn using the scale method I talk about here on Craftsy. But when I weighed them, one ball was slightly heavier than the other.

No matter, I said. I'll just knit until there are a few yards left.


madelinetosh yarn is everything I hoped it would be. And if you're thinking about making these socks but are intimidated by the stitch pattern, don't be. It's a 4-row repeat, and you'll memorize it within a few rounds.
Now we just wait for the arrival of hand knit sock weather.

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