#1 – Blue Boot Rib – Jan 2008
#39 – 52 Pair Plunge
The yarn is a slightly heavier than regular sock yarn that I knit in a ribbed pattern for boot socks.
#2 – Arch Shaped Socks- Jan 2008
#40 – 52 Pair Plunge
Knit with Opal yarn in one of the this years striping patterns, I love the fit and look of these socks. The basic pattern is by Jen Showalter and can be found here .
#3 – Odd Ball Miss Match- Jan 2008
#41 – 52 Pair Plunge
This is an Opal yarn that I have had since (at the latest) 2000. One sock is knit longways from the original Opal sideways pattern. I don’t care for it, so I knit the second as a normal sock. That is not to say that I don’t like the colour, I just don’t like the back and forth. Once you have grafted something like this, it will never bother you again.
#4 – Simple Braid – Jan 2008
#42 – 52 Pair Plunge
Take a ball of Cherry Tree Hill Merino yarn. Place tiny twisted stitch cables down the sides and a 3 strand braid down the back. Now have the pattern come together on the top of the foot. 65 stitches on 2,0mm needles.
#5 – Silver Streak – Feb 2008
#43 – 52 Pair Plunge
Knit from Cherry Tree Hill Silver Streak, a wonderful tightly twisted merino sock yarn they will work well with most everything I have. Would you believe black, grey, red, white? 60 stitches on 2,0 mm needles
#6 – Purple Ribe – Feb 2008
#44 – 52 Pair Plunge
Having knit myself that wonderful Kauni sweater – Mein Weg – I needed some socks in either dark purple or blues and purples. This yarn was the closest I could come out of stash on hand. Knit in wider rib over 56 stitches, I am messing around with the arch-shaped foot till it is perfect for my feet.
#7 – Blue Slip Stitch – Feb 2008
#45 – 52 Pair Plunge
Just a lovely Merino yarn from Fleece Artist. Slip Stitch pattern and a comfortable fit.
#8 – JaWoll Cotton Socks – Feb 2008
#46 – 52 Pair Plunge
Knit from JaWoll Cotton, they are soft and comfortable. The pattern is a basic eyelet with the location alternating in an 8 row overall pattern. 60 stitches over all, on 2,5 needles. If I was going to do this again, I would definitely use 2,0 or 2,25
#9 – Art Yarn Socks – Feb 2008
#47 – 52 Pair Plunge & #7 – Summer of Socks
Sale Yarn – Trekking XXL that I bought from an online German merchant for a really great price. Loud, you might say, and I would agree. Knit over 56 stitches, it combines slip stitch with Jen Showalter’s great arch shaped foot.