Sunday, July 19, 2020

Uneven Ribbing Socks

More socks.

I promise the next project I share will not be socks.

But, as my go-to in times of stress, there will be more socks coming. This year is a lot to take.

I’m trying to stick with the easier sock patterns — in particular, I’ve been knitting my way through patterns featuring 4-stitch repeats. This one is Uneven Ribbing by Charlene Schurch. It’s a basic 2x2 rib with the rows staggered.

Top view of feet wearing hand knit socks in shades of red with hints of other colors, on a white background.

Using yarn leftover from previous sock projects, I alternated between two yarn colors every two rows. The exception is at the toe where I used only one yarn color. The yarns used are:
  • Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet in colorway 07: short gradients of red, green and blue
  • Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet in colorway 4: subtle red variations
  • Ella Rae Lace Merino in colorway 209: short gradients of red with a dark brown or black
  • Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints in colorway 9926 Cherry Berry: short gradients of red and dark blue
  • Dream in Color Smooshy with Nylon in colorway Cabaret: a mix of multiple colors that takes on an overall red-purple hue

The Dream in Color yarn was a last-minute addition when I realized there wasn’t enough of the other yarns to complete the socks. It changes the overall look of the socks quite a bit by taking them from red-with-dark on the leg to red-with-bright-and-colorful on the foot. It works, even though it wasn’t my original intention. Design changes like this happen when working with scraps!

Feet casually posed wearing hand knit socks in shades of red with hints of other colors, on a white background.

The two Happy Feet yarns and the Ella Rae yarn are now out of my stash. My big basket of sock yarn has gone from filled to the brim to only about 2/3 full in recent months.

I hope you and yours are safe and healthy. Take care.