Apr 15, 2009

Socks Like a Breath of Fresh Air

I finished another pair of socks last weekend and miraculously the weather even cleared long enough to get good pictures of them.


These are just my own follow-the yarn recipe. I cast on a few stitches with a Magic Cast on, Increase every row for the first 10 rows, then every other row till it's the right size for my foot, add a heel and in between I see what the yarn demands. This yarn, Regia Surf, just wanted to be knit in straight stockninette which was fine because it was indeed the perfect antidote to the Francie socks. No ribbing except at the cuffs. Gotta love that!


I called these my Clean Laundry socks because that's what they remind me of - clean laundry hanging out to dry on a sunny spring day. There's something very fresh about these shades of blue and white.


The amazing this about these socks is that they match. Actually they're about one row off but it's close enough. This is a total fluke. If I'd tried to get them to match they'd be wildly off but I just followed the yarn and it didn't steer me wrong. I LOVE that!


Cursing Mama said...

I love anklets - perfect summer socks.
Very cute.

Carole Knits said...

The socks are adorable and I love how matchy-matchy they are.

Anonymous said...

There really is something fresh and clean about that blue. Very pretty.