Knee High Socks

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette Capretta Celeste – 2 balls (85/100 g)
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Needles: Two size 3 circular needles
Measurements: Shoe size 7, knee high
Pattern Location: Basic Knee High Toe Up Socks
Time Spent: 26 hours
Dates: 2/21/2012 – 3/31/2012

I love knee high socks but they are a pain to make.  It takes double the time and it’s hard to knit a pair that stay up without sagging or slouching.  So I am now on a mission to write my first pattern.  I will keep making knee high socks and rewriting the pattern until I get perfect knee high socks, or at least as close as I can get.  I realize of course that they will only end up perfect for me but I will try to add tips for adjusting my pattern for everyone else.

I’ve got the first version hand written from knitting these up and will start adjusting it as I wear my socks over the next few days and find where the fit is wrong.  These socks are very basic.  They are toe-up socks knit in mostly stockinette with the exception of a slip stitch heel and ribbed cuff.  It’s the same basic template found in most beginner’s books or patterns but that is exactly what I want.

As a side note, wow do I love the new(ish) Capretta yarn from Knit Picks.  The only complaint I have is that they need more colors.  I was petting the yarn when I first got it and now I’m petting my feet & legs while I wear my socks.  Not to mention I can’t stop wiggling my toes.  I love this yarn.


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