FO-a-day, Day 1: Ruffle Socks

Posted on May 04, 2008 | 4 Comments

I've been on a finishing binge over here! I have at least 4 FO's to show you, and with any luck there could be even more!

These socks are so silly, they make me smile every time I look at them! The color is so gorgeous, and of course they're made from KOIGU so I have to love them. It's in my contract. (JK, I love Koigu of my own volition. I certainly wouldn't mind a contract that paid me to love Koigu, though . . . )

If you want to add these ruffles to your own toe-up socks, here's what I did:

  1. Knit to about 1" short of where you want your socks to end, making sure you have about 3x as much yarn left as you would use to knit that inch in stockinette.
  2. Knit into the front & back of every stitch around. Knit one row plain. (you may need to add an extra DPN at this point since there will be so many stitches on the needle)
  3. Knit into the front & back of every stitch around. Knit one row plan.
  4. Bind off as follows: * BO 2, YO, bind off YO, repeat from * to end.

After you bind off you'll probably have to shape the ruffles by hand to make them look even. That's it!

Project specs:
Pattern: Toe up socks, figure 8 cast on and ruffle cuffs
Yarn: 2 skeins Koigu KPPPM color P221
Needles: US size 1
Started: February 14, 2008
Finished: May 2, 2008

Posted in Finished Knitting Projects, handpainted sock yarn, knitting, Koigu, ruffled socks, Sock knitting


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