Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Scroll Socks

These may be my new favorite socks. I think the stitch pattern pulls a bit too much when I wear them, but they're so pretty


My big knitting goal for 2016 has been to focus on more complicated projects instead of the mindless stockinette that I've submerged myself in for the last two years. Scrolls has been on my to-knit list since the book it's in, More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, came out in 2007.  I've lost track of the paperback copy I bought. (Wherever it is, I'm sure it's right next to Sensational Knitted Socks and those Workbasket transfers!) The library no longer has the book in their collection. I thought it was out of print, but Martingale has it available as a pdf download and when they had ebooks on sale back in September, I broke down and bought it.  I thought my copy would show up as soon as the credit card transaction went through, but so far it hasn't.

I'm glad I did rebuy the book. These socks are a great example of "what was I scared of?" procrastination. The stitch pattern is pretty straightforward and it's an 8 stitch repeat so I could use it with my sock pattern that isn't one. They worked up fairly quickly...and did I mention how pretty they are?

I'm not loving the tweed yarn. Those loose black and gray flecks distract from the stitch pattern, but I can live with it. I just won't buy any more of the stuff.


This post is linked to Stitch Along Wednesday, Patchwork Times, Yarn Along, Crazy Mom Quilts

9 comments:

Libby in TN said...

And I was just getting ready to compliment the tweed! However, I thought the blue was part of it till I noticed the stretchers ... It is a lovely stitch pattern, however.

Jill said...

The socks are beautiful. I was just thinking to myself that I should knit more complicated socks as well. My "go to" toe up pattern is really easy, but the heels often get stretched out and then the socks don't fit as well. The next socks that I cast on are going to have more structured heels. Cheers!

Dar said...

very pretty. You are right about not being able to see the pattern too clearly though. I haven't made any socks that are light colored like these. Might have to look for some yarn in light hues for summer wearing, huh?

Paula said...

I think the yarn suits the socks well. Pretty!

desertskyquilts said...

I love the yarn as well as the sock pattern. Really pretty!

Maria said...

They're lovely!

Caroline said...

Those are so very pretty! :-)

carol fun said...

Beautiful! I love those books by Charlene Schurch... have both of them in my library... let me know if you need a pattern... I'd be happy to share.

Jo said...

These are really pretty.

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