FO-a-day, Day 2: Margarita Socks

Posted on May 05, 2008 by knittingpatterns4you | 3 Comments

Quite possibly the fastest socks I've ever knit!

The stripes didn't line up very well on the second sock, it seems that the repeat was a little shorter on the second sock than on the first so the stripes aren't the same. This is most visible around the heel, you can see in this picture that there is a lot of purple around the ankle of the right sock but not as much on the left sock. I'm ok with this, though, socks do not have to be perfect in my world!

If you want to knit these socks, here's what I did:

  1. Knit toe-up socks with fingering weight yarn, with whatever stitch count you want, then after turning the heel knit 6 rows while increasing/decreasing to a stitch count of 66.
  2. Pattern row: * K2tog 2 times, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, K2tog 2 times, repeat from * 10 times more.
  3. Knit 3 rows. Repeat last 4 rows until socks are desired length. Make sure to bind off on what would have been a knit row, not on the pattern row.

That's it! So simple I couldn't justify working it up into a "pattern".

By the way, this yarn goes FOREVER. I have tons left over, easily enough to make knee-highs. I am kind of shocked at how much is left over! And as Dave pointed out in a comment last time I talked about these socks, Twisted Fibers now sells their yarn from their own website, -- I think I need to get some more!

Project specs:
Pattern: Toe up socks, figure 8 cast on and feather and fan legs
Yarn: Much less than 1 skein Twisted Fiber Arial in color Guardian
Needles: US size 1
Started: April 26, 2008
Finished: May 3, 2008

Posted in feather and fan, Finished Knitting Projects, knitting, Sock knitting, striping sock yarn

3 Responses


May 06, 2008

Ooh, fabulous! Love the colourway.


May 05, 2008

Oh,, pretty socks! I do like Twisted sock yarns. Yikes.


May 05, 2008

Very nice! And definitely … cheerful !! :-)

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