I love it when I get an idea for something and I have no idea where the inspiration came from. The elements of this project came together organically, and I just went with it, not overthinking it. Knitting doesn’t always have to play by the rules! I wanted a project where I could improvise, be free to play and experiment. Black, white, and neon all over seemed like a good idea. And mixing up the heels, cuffs and toes? Well, that just felt whimsical and sometimes that’s just the thing.
These socks were my purse and on-the-go knitting for the past couple of months. They came together bit by bit in cars, restaurants, shops, and at home when anything else seemed like too much trouble. Stitch by stitch, row by row they grew without me really even trying. The yarn was just such a pleasure to work with, and I was so amused with thinking about what color to use next.
Both of these yarns are from Knitted Wit, a dyer whose color sense is rich, multifaceted, and a bit whimsical. You can get more details over on my Ravelry page.
That’s two pairs of socks this year! I’m tempted to cast on another pair to have as my portable knitting. What are your go-to simple sock patterns?