Arkadiko Socks – WIP

Arkadiko WIP

I didn’t want to finish another pair of socks without a work in progress post, so here are my Arkadiko socks barely started!  This is the fourth sock pattern I’m doing from the 2013 Rockin’ Sock Club.  I don’t think I had to worry about missing a WIP on these socks.  They’re taking forever.

The drop stitch pattern is not meant for two at a time because the stitches shift every 5th round.  That means you have to find a way to swap stitches between the front and back needles.  I had to start these several times just to get two repeats done!  Let’s hope I get better at this pattern or it may be awhile before I get to that fifth sock pattern.  Either that or I’ll have to give up doing two at a time and live with two socks that don’t quite match each other. Wish me luck!

Crest Socks – FO!

Crest Sock FO 1

  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight – Fleur de Couleur (May 2013)
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 2 (2.5 mm) circular
  • Pattern:  Crest
  • Size: Women’s Small
  • Time Spent: 16 hours
  • Dates: 5/28/2016 – 6/24/2016

I’m so behind on posts that I never even got to share a WIP for these socks!  These are the third pattern for Rockin Sock Club 2013.  Half way done!

This time I did have little holes where I joined the heel flap back to the leg but I think I know what I did.  I actually picked up one too many stitches down by the leg, I always assumed these gaps were if you picked up one too few stitches.  I’ll try this out on my next pair to see if that’s true!

These were knit two at a time so no size discrepancies here.  They fit well but I thought the toe at the ribbing was too much for me.  I’ll probably continue in pattern for a bit longer before switching to the toe ribbing if I knit these again.

Petrosinella Socks – FO!

Petrosinella FO Right

  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight – Hope Springs Eternal (March 2013)
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) dpn
  • Pattern:  Petrosinella
  • Size: Women’s Small
  • Time Spent: 25 hours
  • Dates: 6/15/2014 – 5/28/2016

Second 2013 Rockin’ Sock Club pattern done!  Looks like third time is the charm after all.  My first attempt at this sock was in May 2013 but that sock was frogged.  My second attempt hibernated for almost two years, but now these socks are finally done!

I found out that second sock syndrome isn’t the only risk of doing one sock at a time.  My socks aren’t quite the same size.  When I realized my first sock was a little too big I unintentionally used tighter tension on the second sock even with the same needles.  I’m really not seeing any reason to ever do one sock at a time again unless it’s absolutely necessary!

These socks are a bit big so they will probably be lounging socks.  I’m also not very happy with the color pooling.  Otherwise these socks are comfy and will be nice to wear around the house.

Raven Wing Socks – Done!

Raven Wing FO side

  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight – Winter Jewel (Nov 2013)
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 1 circulars (two at a time)
  • Pattern:  Raven Wing Socks
  • Size: Women’s Small
  • Time Spent: 33 hours
  • Dates: 3/5/2016 – 4/5/2016

First 2013 Rockin’ Sock Club pattern done!  I started backwards; this is the last pattern for that year.  I know the first pattern was my least favorite so I’ll probably end at the beginning.  Everything in between is up for grabs!

I liked a lot of things about this pattern.  The twisted cable and ribbing works well for me and looks much neater than the standard rib & cable.  It might be “cheating” because I know this is a tension problem but the results are so much nicer that I’ll stick with it.   I’m also quite happy with the colors and over all look.

Unfortunately I doubt I’ll wear these much.   Once the sock is on it’s comfortable but there is a non-stretchy point that makes it hard to get on & off over the heel/ankle.  The foot fits perfectly.  The heel is a bit too long and the ankle/leg is too small.  The heel flap is purposefully longer to accommodate the twisted stitches but I didn’t need that extra length. I did need more room at the ankle and leg and that wasn’t accommodated enough for me.  I know I have fat calves so maybe that was it.  I’ll watch that in the rest of the patterns!

Finally a FO – My Anklet Socks

Grey-Purple Anklet FO

  • Yarn: Lisa Souza Sock! (gray & purple left overs)
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering
  • Needles: US Size 2 (3.0 mm) circulars
  • Measurements: US Shoe Size 7
  • Pattern:  Basic Knee High Sock (modified to anklet)
  • Time Spent: 9 hours
  • Dates: 12/31/2015 – 6/21/2015

I’m getting behind in my knitting and needed some motivation this weekend.  I picked up the closest to done WIP I had sitting around and decided to finish it off.  It was very satisfying to finish something!  Nothing too special here with the socks.  I made a bunch of them for Christmas last year; six months later and my pair is finally done.

I still have left over yarn from the Color Affection Shawl so more socks to come!.  Next pair will be with gray toes and the rest purple.  I might go a bit tighter around the ankle but I’ll have to wear these for a few weeks before I know for sure.