Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Finished: Plain Vanilla Socks

Pattern: Basic stockinette sock worked over 64 stitches
Yarn: Online Supersocke, color 770, one 100 g skein
Needles: two US 1 12" Addi Turbo Circs
Started/Completed: February 28/March 6

These are my March Socks for SAM3, but they certainly won't be my only pair for the month, judging by my sock knitting performance in February. After the last pair I knit went so quickly and were so satisfying to knit, I needed another purely stockinette fix. This yarn at least kept things interesting with its self-patterning; I'm convinced that using self-patterning or self-striping yarn makes you knit it faster, since you can't wait to see the next pattern or stripe take shape.

This yarn wasn't entirely enjoyable, however. I found it to be quite rough and scratchy, especially compared to the Austermann Step. These socks will need a good soak or two to soften them up before I can even think of wearing them. At least it came from the stash!


  1. Great job on the socks! Here from SAM3.

  2. They turned out quite nicely! Isn't it fn to do a plain pattern with stripey sock yarn? It makes everything look more complicated than it is.

  3. Your socks are so cute! I totally agree with you - self striping yarn does seem to go faster. In terms of the scratchy socks, my favorite pair turned out to be the ones that were the scratchiest - they seem to hold up better with wear.

  4. My very first pair of socks were made with Online Supersocke, I didn't think it was scratchy at the time, but now that I've made socks with Merino wool, maybe I would. Love the socks!