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Sunday, March 25, 2007

stripes


Sometimes I daydream about what I want to make for a long time.
Even if it isn’t a difficult project if I really want it the daydream may last for years. This was the case with these simple black and white knee socks.
I guess I’m still playing dress up and these perform well with fairy tales in mind.

The pattern is top down with short row heels and toes. Right and left heels worked on different needles so the join runs along the inside of the leg.
Yarn: Lang Jawoll in black and ecru.


I’m very satisfied with my socks and ready to cast my next spell.

19 comments:

Ava said...

Oh, these are great! How did you eliminate the color jog?

flossy-p said...

You made these?!!!! That's amazing, they're gorgeous!

EDNA HART said...

Perfection--as always..

Marnie said...

Those socks are beyond fabulous. Have you found the formula to keep them from falling down?

Nonnahs said...

You know you're killing me with all these fabulous knee highs! These are so great!

kat coyle said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Marnie, these stay up better than the others, seems the longer the top ribbing the better the staying power. These have 4 1/2" of ribbing at the top.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat,

I've been a fan of your knitting site for a coupla years(I also made your Knitty denim skirt pattern) and have been lurking.These socks are great. I've never been a sock knitter but you 're def. inspiring me to try!

Are these socks in cotton or wool?Is the yarn self-striping? --Andrea

kat coyle said...

Hi Andrea,
The yarn is a wool blend sock yarn and I used two colors to make the stripes. Ava asked in the comments how I avoided the jog and the answer is I didn't but at this gauge the jog doesn't really show. I made the right and left heels on different needles so that the join runs along the inside of the leg of both socks.
Thanks for stopping by!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

If Glenda the Good wore socks, she'd wear these.... :)

Twisted Knitter said...

I'm in awe of the stripey socks knee socks and I love the story of the daydream fulfilled. Fantastic shoes too!

Madge said...

Oh, your socks are wicked divine! I've been wanting to make a pair of black and white striped socks forever, and yours give me inspiration.

helle said...

So chic!

You've inspired me to make a pair for the Southern hemisphere winter.

Love Squalor said...

thank you for your comments over at my blog! i can't believe you made these socks - incredible! i have such a crush on anything with stripes!

Twisted Knitter said...

P.S. I saw your marvelous skirt over @ Eunny's blog and now I'm dying to knit one!

Connie said...

Lovely socks! Sometimes obsessions need to be realized to be fully exorcised. You're infectious though! I might have to make a pair too :)

pamela wynne said...

fan freakin tastic!!

BrownPants said...

Phwoar, these are wicked! I've been imagining a pair of similarly striped lime green and blood red knee socks for a while now...i'll get there eventually...

WendyM said...

I must be the only person in Knitterdom to have not made a pair of socks. Those socks however may change that! Maybe it was the combination of knees and barely glimpsed undergarments? My husband just walked into the office, wondering where the Irish coffee was, spotted your pic and said: My, those are pretty! That is an endorsment.

Nora said...

Oh, how beautiful! I adore them.