Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Two Socks but not a Pair

woman's size 10 sock
April 2018
I've finished two socks so far this month, but they are not even close to being a pair. The first sock of the "non-pair" is being knit with Cherry Tree Hill self-striping yarn, called Sweet Summer. I didn't notice until I cast on the second sock that the striping changed on the first sock - the sequence is backwards near the toe. As I knit, I felt the join but didn't pay attention to the sequence. Even though the socks won't match, I rewound the yarn for the second stock to make sure the striping sequence is the same.
woman's size 10
April 2018
The second sock is also being knit with a Cherry Tree Hill yarn. This color way is Spring Thaw and has a mix of orange, green, gray, and a tiny bit of black.

Both of these skeins do not contain any nylon, so they probably will not wear/wash as well as the other socks I've knit this year.

I'm ahead of my goal for knitting a pair of socks a month. When finished, the Sweet Summer and Spring Thaw socks will become pairs #5 and #6 for 2018.

12 comments:

  1. Interesting how the striping changed. I'm not a "matchy-matchy" person, so it wouldn't bother me at all. Both of those yarns are very pretty. I've made a number of socks out of 100% wool and so far they are all wearing well.

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  2. Curse those sneaky joins from the factory!!!
    The patternin of this colorway won't make a lot of difference-right?! Nice work on being ahead of your goal!

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  3. I'm totally fascinated by how different yarns will stripe or pool those colors. Very pretty!

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  4. I am in the same place and wondering why I just didn't knit the matching pair at the same time. I see some serious second sock syndrome in my future.

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  5. I don't worry too much about the matchy-matchy either, but I do not like KNOTS in my premium yarn purchases, especially when they do a half-arsed job of it.

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  6. Those crazy joins really annoy me, too. And I was told that 4 joins per skein is a industry standard!?

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  7. Both are lovely.
    I have a few non-nylon pairs, and I find, as long as I don't wear them out in my shoes, just around the house, they last quite a while.

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  8. I never even try to make my socks match -- too much thinking!
    I have given up on 100% wool socks. The heels just melt for me.

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  9. As long as they are knit from the same yarn it should be fine...but I bet you are a perfectionist! I understand! :)

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  10. I see no need to match my socks. (well within reason!) Good for you and your sock goals Nancy!! 2018 is a good year for feet!

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  11. If you run fast enough no one knows your socks don’t match. :-). Both of your socks are great. Isn’t it funny how different the striping is.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  12. Mis-matched socks are all the rage with my granddaughters. I wore my favorite purple socks you made just yesterday! I love seeing all your knitted creations. I can't knit or crochet, so admire those who can.

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