Widdershins

I have a new pair of socks! Soft yarn, but becomes fuzzy on the heels after one day’s wear.

Socks
Widdershins socks from Knitty

Pattern: Widdershins from Knitty, summer 2006
Design: Brooke Chenowth Creel
Yarn: 100 % merino wool, Koigu KPPPM
Yarn source: Purl Soho
Needles: 3 mm dpns
Started: March 20 2011
Finished: September 2 2012
Modifications: None

Socks
Autumn colours

Socks and cat
Vincent wanted to be in the photo

Socks and cat
Hello!

Happy knitting!

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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!