FO Friday: Toe Up Socks With A Difference

Thanks to some swimming lesson knitting, conference call knitting and staying up a wee bit too late, my Toe Up Socks With A Difference are done!

This yarn makes me soooooo happy. The greens and teals mixed with the subtle flecks of brown just get me right in the feels. I’m almost sad that I don’t get to knit these anymore!

Pattern: Toe Up Socks With a Difference by Wendy D Johnson

Yarn: With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint sock in Big Head Little Arms ~ I used 78 grams or roughly 312 yards for these socks

Mods: None

Needles: US 2 nine inch circular and US 2 Dpns

I will definitely make this pattern again. I highly recommend this pattern and yarn to knitters. Anything by Wendy D Johnson is the jam! The fit is good with maybe just not enough ease. I have half an inkling to go down to a US 1.5 needle and keep the same stitch count to bring things in a bit. I will most assuredly want to get some more of this yarn!!! But I have many many skeins in stash to get through first 😉

Happy Knitting!

 

FO Friday: Fantastico Vanilla Socks

Another project for the 12 Months to Christmas KAL with BostonJen of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast is in the books! My Fantastico Vanilla socks are done…

 Pattern: Toe Up Vanilla sock over 68 stitches

Yarn: Regia 6-ply Fantastico

Needles: US 2s

I worked these toe-up with a gusset heal. I got feedback from my husband that this heel fits better across a wide foot. And my dad has is size 13 US wide. I managed to sneakily get my Dad to try these on pretending they were for my hubby. The fit was great and he remarked how soft he thought they were. I’ve given these a good wash and block and tucked away for Christmas. I meant to get my husband to model these for me but once out of sight…out of mind!

These turned out fairly tall and I only used 80% of the skein. Regia is a great yarn to work with and the 10 year guarantee doesn’t hurt. I see a lot more Regia 6-ply socks in my future for the sock worthy men in my life!

Happy Knitting!