September Socks

Welcome to Autumn! The best season of all begins now.

What could be more suitable when the air turns chilly and leaves begin to turn than a pair of wooly socks? As with so many of my projects, I begun these a long time ago, in March 2011, but considering the autumnal palette, they really suit the season. I’m not a converted toe-up sock knitter (yet, at least), but I like that the heel is very similar to a heel made with top-down knitting. I don’t like beginning at the toe, though. I think it’s fiddly. I’ll probably continue to knit socks both top-down and toe-up.

Socks
Autumnal socks, Widdershins in Koigu

Despite loving the colours in the yarn I’ve used, I’m really not that fond of variegated yarn in general. I prefer solids. Especially when using a pattern that calls for lace or cables or other pattern elements that might get lost when using variegated yarns. That’s why I’ve chosen to knit these using a very plain pattern, just simple stocking stitch, nothing fancy. Just letting the colours do the job.

Anyway, I’ve almost finished the pair, so I will soon be able to show you a FO! I actually have two more FO’s to show you, the fingerless mittens and the striped scarf that I worked on earlier this year. I just haven’t had the energy to take pictures, but I promise I’ll do that soon.

Meanwhile, happy knitting!

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10 thoughts on “September Socks

  1. I think your socks are lovely. I agree that variegated and busy yarn tend to take away from the more complex patterns, but I think you’ve got a good combo here. Your socks are bringing a much needed splash of colour to your feet just as the days grow shorter and darker.

  2. UpplĂ€ggningen Ă€r lite fishy…första gĂ„ngerna, men blir lĂ€ttare och lĂ€ttare…sedan vinner fördelarna med att justera lĂ€ngd efter garnĂ„tgĂ„ng och man Ă€r fast:-)

  3. I too think that your socks are lovely, although I agree with you that solid yarn show off the sock the best in most cases. However variegated yarns when knitting fair isle socks is very pretty:)

    1. BalkonglĂ„dor har jag, men de innehĂ„ller bara blommor. Det Ă€r för mycket skrutt i luften dĂ€r jag bor för att jag skulle vilja Ă€ta det som vistas pĂ„ min balkong, tyvĂ€rr…

  4. Reminds of me of some Knitpicks yarn I have. I’m with you, I’m not a huge fan of variegated yarns either but this one works with your sock pattern.

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