I've said it before, I'm a sucker for green. I mean, look at how many different greens there are in my new yarn line and you'll know it's true. So It's no surprise that I've knit a few green socks lately, right? The first pair is a a mock cable rib that I knit with a US 1 needle and Simply Sock Yarn in Fiesta Lime. I don't think I've ever knit such a brightly colored sock before, but there was just something about this summery lime that made me need to knit it.
I highly recommend clicking on the images below to see larger versions- you can then really appreciate the stitch definition. And it's easier to see any mistakes I may have made!
The next sock is also knit in Simply Sock Yarn, and I used a 3/4 a skein of Chartreuse and the yarn leftover from the the previous sock to knit the cuff, heel and toe of this sock. Again, I knit this sock with a US 1 needle, and the pattern is a 3x1 seed stitch rib. Basically, row 1 is knit 3, purl 1. Row 2 is knit. Very simple, but gives a bit of elasticity and interest.
(Please note that the daylight made Chartreuse look a bit paler in the below photos than it really is. It's actually more green than this photo shows.)
I haven't gotten around to knitting the mates for these socks yet, but I'm sure I will soon as it's getting cold here in Indiana and I need more hand knit socks. I've ruined a few pairs recently by snagging them and not realizing before throwing them into the wash. Then the tiny little hole that could have been easily repaired then becomes a big gaping hole that can't be fixed. *sigh* I know that I should be happy that they lasted me a couple years but they really would have lasted much longer had I taken care of them better. Good thing I like to knit socks, eh?
Are you amping up your knitting in preparation for winter and the holidays? Are you knitting more for yourself right now, or others? I do have a pair of socks for my mom in Mini Mochi color 107 almost done, and the Stormwater Shawl for my sister is being cast off tonight. But other than that, my knitting is all for me right now. At least the projects that I'm actually working on.