Monday, January 24, 2011

...Scout Socks...Take Two...

...when I was in Apex, NC last summer with my sweet sister I got some Weekend cotton yarn specifically to make some new Boy Scout socks - I still have my old ones too...

...I did a provisional cast on at the ankle and then started the pattern (my own Super Simple Worsted Weight Sock Pattern)...

...and I did another princess sole as I'll be wearing these hiking and I want that smoothness next to my sole...

...once I finished turning the heel I decreased a few stitches (4 - down to 44) for a better fit on my foot...

...I'm loving that princess sole too...

...and...I'm loving the provisional cast on - now I can use the entire skein and make the socks as tall as possible - just knit one purl one ribbing from here and then a red band at the top...

...I like the shape and fit of a top down sock - but I like not running out of yarn like a toe up sock and I want these socks to be as tall as possible…


Maria Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice! I am still learning to knit, but those look great!

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like you are knitting at the pool? Sock look comfy, too. MOM

ang said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks very cool. I wish I were better at knitting socks.

Patricia said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea to not run out of yarn!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

Splendid socks! I won't mention sock envy!

Ammie said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely! They look like they fit wonderfully, and it would be fun to try the provisional cast on, too!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

hey, nice sockies! i just got back online after a day of NO INTERNET a work...ugh, what did i ever do without it? fun fun at the swamp again, i see - i'm sure it was fun weekend

love, k

On my way Home... said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so daunted by knitting. I tried once and my brain couldn't get it, nor could my fingers. :) As always... the socks look so cozy and wonderful!