Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Moss + Stone Socks

Pattern: my improv of the stitch pattern from the Birthday Cowl
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Hand Dyed Sock in 'lichen'
Needles: US# 1 dpn

In keeping with Project Spectrum's March color green I opted to knit up my much beloved hank of Madeline Tosh rich in greens and grays. The wool reminded me of the mossy stones around my town. The finished result with the pooling and biasing of the stitch pattern is just what I had imagined the socks would be. I do not usually like pooling and will rip and re-knit with adjusted cast on numbers, but these looked so authentically mossy that I couldn't allow my perfectionism to mess with the process. I have declared my love of this yarn before and this experience is no different. I'll be posting more pictures over the next couple of weeks that are chock (or should I rock) full of mossy, watery, stony, grassy goodness.

If you would like to knit this pattern, it is simple and can be carried down the foot as well.
I used a 64 stitch cast on, knit an inch of 2x2 ribbing and then repeated the next two rows to the desired length:
Row 1: *SSK, K4,YO,K2*
Row 2: K all

16 comments:

Trisha said...

Your socks are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I must say I am loving your jeans. Did you put the trim on yourself?

Christie said...

The look great! I love the combo of the gray and green.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Beautiful! And I really love the jeans, too.

frances

mushroomvillagers said...

Beautiful socks- green and grey is a color combo I must look into.
And of course, I'm with the others in that the hem on your jeans are awesome.

teabird said...

These are so pretty - the pattern and the colours are perfect together. I'm going to try the pattern toe-up, in honour of Wendy's new book (which should be in my mailbox today) -

Jen said...

Those are gorgeous, and that's one of my favorite sock yarns too.

LauraBeth said...

I love your socks! I don't knit or crochet, but would love to have a pair - have you thought of taking custom orders?

JoAnn said...

Can't wait to delve into my skein of "Tern" Madelintosh yarn. You give me inspiration! Great socks - thanks for the pattern.

Emily said...

I love the trim on your jeans! Beautiful socks too!

Sara said...

How pretty! Nice job!

jessicrum said...

Those are some of the prettiest socks I've ever seen! I love the colors.

the Lady said...

Aah, handknit socks. Yum. They look nice and squishy.

the Lady said...

Nice hem too.

kim said...

Great socks, but those jeans are just the cutest!

amandajean said...

love those socks. that's the PERFECT name for them, too. and your jeans are so so cute!!!

danielle said...

i love these socks-- the stitch pattern is great!