Out With The Old, In With The New…Socks!


  • Pattern: Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks from Favorite Socks by IK Press
  • Yarn: ONline Linie 3 Supersocke in color 833
  • Needles: Size 3 on the leg, 2 on the foot
  • Mods: None. Except for the fact that I forgot about the 2 different needle sizes by the time I got to the second sock, and knit it entirely on size 2 needles. Apparently, that does make a difference! The 2nd sock is about and inch smaller…

This yarn would have probably been better suited to a simple stockinette sock, but I wanted something with a little more zip! The texture is pretty interesting, even if it’s not noticeable at first glance.

My new sock love:

This is a Windowpane Sock from the brand new Summer 2008 Interweave Knits magazine. I got it on Friday, read the pattern on Saturday, and started knitting on Sunday.

It’s done with a solid yarn and a variegated yarn in a simple grid pattern. The white yarn is from Cherry Tree Hill, and the pink/green yarn is from Shibui Knits. Both are wonderful to work with so far. The colors combine to create a really fresh, exciting palette that is perfect for the spring weather we are having.

My only concern is that this will be a tight, un-stretchy sock because of the colorwork. I went up a 1/2 size in needles to help make it a bit stretchier, but it’s too soon to tell if this will make a difference.

Thank you to everyone who has left pattern and de-stashing ideas on the last post! There are some good ones in there, so if you’re like me and in need of some new ideas, check it out. And while you’re there, leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a skein of yarn!

3 thoughts on “Out With The Old, In With The New…Socks!

  1. Congrats on finishing the socks… they do look great. I just got my summer IK too, and I don’t dare start anything new, as I still am working hard to get my shawl done for my trip next week. The Kauni sweater looks easier than your new socks, so don’t be afraid of it!

  2. Oooh – I love the colour combination you’ve got going there. I’ll be very interested to hear whether you find them stretchy enough, as they look very tempting!

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