01 April 2012

Springtime Socks

I finally finished a pair of socks I have been working on since the beginning of the semester!  They feature a flowery motif, which certainly makes them spring time socks!


The pattern is Tiptoe Through the Tulips socks, by one of my favorite designers, Wendy Johnson.  As far as I know most of her sock patterns are toe up like this one.  I know that not everyone will agree, but I vastly prefer toe up designs to top down designs, I find them to be more efficient and more fun to knit.

These are the first socks I've ever knit with such intensive cabling, which was fun for about half of the sock and then slowly became more tedious.  But now that they are finished I don't regret it in the least bit because the design is so pretty.


The yarn was nice to work with, it was Shibui Knits sock.  Now it wasn't my favorite merino sock yarn ever, but I don't have any complaints either, it certainly made for a pretty pair of socks!

Also, for some reason the color of the yarn doesn't photograph well, it is more of a wasabi color rather than what is pictured here.

It feels so good to finally have a finished project to show off!

17 comments:

  1. Those are really pretty! I bet you just love wearing them, after all that hard work. I know how you feel about the cables, thats how I got with my Soft Waves socks over christmas break. Hope you're have a great April!

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  2. Your socks lok amazing! Beautiful cables- beautiful color!

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  3. Those are cute! The cable pattern is so intricate.

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  4. They are absolutely amazing. I can see why you love the pattern but also why it could become tedious after a while.
    I never tried socks the toe way up, guess that is next of my list of things to learn

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  5. Gorgeous socks!! The cabling is absolutely lovely, and very spring-y. :) Enjoy wearing them!

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  6. I adore these socks! What a way to ring in Spring. Wow..just lovely!

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  7. Those would be so much fun to tiptoe through the tulips with. I think you paired the yarn perfectly with the pattern.

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  8. Beautiful! All the cabling tediousness was totally worth it, those are so elegant and detailed and springy. You should be super-proud of them. :D

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  9. OK, this pattern's going in my queue. Beautiful job!

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  10. Nice socks! I want to really do a nice pair of toe up socks (for myself) this year. I have one of the first Wendy Johnson books on toe up socks so i think I'll use one of those.

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  12. Pretty green socks! Love them!

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  13. those are gorgeous! a beautiful color, definitely very springy! and very delicate, too!

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  14. such beautiful work, well done

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  15. They turned out lovely, you should be very pleased!

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  16. THESE ARE PRETTY DARN NEAT.
    Must fav on Rav

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