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Monday, May 14, 2012

More Sock Knitting

As you may know, I've been on a bit of a sock kick. It began because I wanted to have purse knitting to carry around with me, so I cast on a pair of Audrey Socks. Then I needed the perfect little project bag to house my purse knitting so I made this at our sewing group and filled it with pair number two, my Georgia Socks. Then I read this post by the Yarn Harlot and was haunted by rainbow socks and the fact that the yarn she was using sold out the minute she blogged about it. Then came time to place our group Knit Picks order and my goodies were all sock related...

I knew I needed to get off my dpns because they were beginning to hurt my hands with all of the sock knitting I was doing. I ordered a 40" fixed circular needle so that I could start magic looping my socks. So much better!

 
 
I also ordered this elastic thread. I had seen a machine knit sample of a sock at Urban Yarns that had elastic thread sewn into the band and it stuck with me. I've always thought those elasticized sock yarns were a really neat idea but could never get over how hideous the colour selection was. I'm excited to test it out. 


And last but not least, I ordered self striping sock yarn... in the Rainbow colourway! 


I can tell you this, there is nothing more addictive than knitting Rainbow socks. Nothing. 


And, each 50g ball of Felici will make one sock for me and one sock for Elsie! Her miniature rainbow socks only require 14g per sock so I am so pleased that we can each have a pair ...and she loves rainbows a thousand times more than I do.   

Does anyone else have rainbow socks on the needles?

23 comments:

  1. i love them!!! so so much! xo

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  2. I already made a pair like this. :) They make me smile when I wear them!

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  3. Amazing! I want!
    You mentioned the length of the cable but do you mind telling me the size of needle tips you're using? I think size 4 US is the smallest size KP makes for interchangeables, right?

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    1. I know right!? These rainbow socks are now going to haunt you until you get your hands on some self striping rainbow yarn, it's like some sort of rainbow curse.

      I am using 2.75 mm needles.

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  4. Avoid Second Sock Syndrome. Try knitting two at a time. Then they are exactly the same size. Use a single ball pulling from the center and the outside. Unless you want the stripes to match, then I would use two balls.

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  5. That colorway is haunting me!! I need to order "Afternoon" now. That color just screams SHannon. In fact I may steal it off you....watch out.

    Your rainbow socks rock!

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  6. Thanks a LOT Jane. Really. :P

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  7. oh!!!!!!!!! I did not start rainbow socks but wanted too, By the way, where did you get the elastic from? I would LOVE to use it for the cuffs of my socks :)

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    1. The elastic thread is just from Knit Picks!

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  8. I havent really ventured into sock making yet, but these are pretty inspiring :)

    www.kalanagknit.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm currently obsessed with Opal's Hunderwasser line. I can't stop knitting plain socks.

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  10. Woah the socks are awesome! Now I want to knit rainbow-socks, too ;)
    And I think somewhere in my stash there might even be yarn for that *goes searching* ;)

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  11. Her little feet are going to look adorable in those! love a good rainbow :)

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  12. I am such a sucker for self-striping rainbow yarns!! If I ever finish my pair of rainbow Skews I want to knit a pair of plain stockinette in rainbows too!

    PS: The little sock is too cute! So fun to have matching mommy/daughter socks! :)

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  13. So pretty!
    I'm knitting Skew socks with felici (I think candy colorway) and you're so right, knitting the vibrant stripes really is addictive!

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  14. Oh no, Jane. I do not have rainbow socks on my needles but how can I possibly resist now? Yours and Elsie's are yummy!

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  15. I'm whipping up some basic toe-ups in the Felici Sport Southwest colorway...I feel a serious loyalty to Felici developing! :D

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  16. Gah...am I adding rainbow socks to my list? Yours look delicious!

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  17. I reblogged this in my blog, I hope thts ok :)
    Can you tell me more about the rainbow socks, where do you get the yarn and whats it made of( I prefer narural fibers)
    And plz fill me in the secret of the elastic yarn thread.........

    visit me in my blog http://ninasmessyplace.blogspot.com.

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