Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hayride Socks

I finished these socks right before the trip and was hoping that once we got home I could find a bale of hay to photograph them on. I'm glad the socks were in my knitting bag, because the resort had a couple of bales of hay stacked next to the pool, all staged with a kerosene lantern and coil of rope.

What more could I ask for? Teenage Daughter was even willing to run down and take the pictures for me.

I love the way the yarn (Stroll Handpaints from Knitpicks, in the Hayride colorway) makes these pretty narrow stripes. And my non-existent sock pattern is pretty foolproof at this point.

Is anyone interested in doing a knitalong with me and learning how to do these? They're toe up, knit on double pointed needles (this would be a great project for learning DPNs, since you aren't joining a bunch of stitches and worrying about twisting them), and we can do it with fingering or worsted weight yarn. Anyone want to play with me?

This post is linked to Finish it Up Friday and Patchwork Times.


Suzanne said...

What great socks and yarn! I have learning to do socks on my knit list!


Patty said...

I would love to play along. I have started one sock (top down) in a class on dpn's. I got used to them pretty quick but didn't get the sock finished before the class ended. Not sure I can keep up but would love to try.

Judy S. said...

Nice socks. I have the worst time with toe-up socks because I can never remember the cast-on which doesn't help with SSS! What cast-on do you use?

swooze said...

I'm in! Worsted weight!

CathieJ said...

Are these socks easy to make? I have never knit socks but I would love to learn. A knit-a-long sounds like a good time to try.

Dar said...

Love the color of your socks. I keep 'saying' that I want to learn toe up, but when I pick up my needles and yarn, I start at the top, as learned. Maybe this would force me to try toe up with someone were holding my hand (via the blog). lol


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