singularly socktoberfest

I have a single sock to show for Socktober! I’m deeming this project done.

365.301 • single sock is so satisfying (by mintyfreshflavor)

Embossed Leaves Sock
Pattern: Interweave Knits, Winter 2005
Needles: Addi Turbo 2.25mm
Yarn: Claudia Handpainted
Skeins: 1
Modifications: I made it bigger, to accommodate a larger size foot–not mine, but the ultimate recipient of these socks, who will knit the matching one. Lucky girl is going to have to interpret my notes to make it larger! I promise to write it out clearly. I added 8 stitches total (2 per repeat) and made a line of knits within the 5 purls that separate the leaves. I kind of love the wandering path it takes, and I think if I were to knit these for myself someday, I’d keep that feature even in the 3-purl zone.

It required a little bit of fiddly work at the heel and the toe, but I think it works! When I first knit them, I was concerned that the added circumference would mean I had to make them shorter, so I made the leg shorter, but when I got to the toe I realized there was too much yarn leftover. So I took it out to above the heel, made the leg the pattern-specified length, and reknit the whole foot yesterday and today. Now the leftover yarn is respectable. I mean, if this pattern were toe-up, as I believe all socks should be, there wouldn’t be nearly this much remaining, but it’s not bad at all. Not bad at all.

single embossed leaf (by mintyfreshflavor)

26 Responses to singularly socktoberfest

  1. Darinka D'Alessio says:

    I so agree with you on the toe up concept:) Actually I made embossed leave toe up and I think the pattern looks better with the leaves heading up the leg in stead of down. Definitely see a few more pairs of these in my future.

  2. Rachel says:

    I also like the wandering knit column. Definitely adds something to the pattern.

    I’m knitting socks from the same collection (well, you may be knitting yours directly from the magazine, I suppose) with the same yarn (different color). First hat buddies, then sock buddies…is this getting weird?

  3. Lolly says:

    I still have not gotten around this pattern – it is so pretty! and I love it in that green. You have a lucky pal indeed. Thanks for knitting a sock for Socktoberfest, E :)

  4. stacey says:

    I love love this sock – I made it for my SSLM pal too – and I am so wishing I had another skein of the Sundara I had used for it – since I loved the pattern. Very nice sock!

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