New Lacy Waves Sock Pattern

So I’ve been working on a sock of my own creation this week. I plan on writing up the pattern because I like the lace waves but before I do, I’ll knit up a second pair to work out any kinks. When I wrote the pattern, I thought I’d rather knit a toe-up pair but frankly, I much prefer cuff-down socks. I’ll probably include both top-down and toe-up instructions in the pattern but I’ll stick to my cuff-down patterns, thank you very much. I’ve tried so many toe-up heels and I just don’t find them as durable as any top-down heel. Here are some previews. I apologize for the lame pictures. It was dark outside and I couldn’t get great light:

I used Knit Picks Essential sock yarn for this one. You can’t really argue with KP prices but I find the quality lacking with this particular line. The yarn is awfully splitty. The fabric feels nice but I didn’t really enjoy knitting with Essential. Unfortunately, I have four more balls to use – two in dark green and two in burgundy. My other complaint about Essential is that the color, Gulfstream, looks electric blue on the website but when it arrived, it looked more blue-green. I was going for the electric effect. Maybe I’ll dye my own to get the eye-searing blue I crave. When I showed Aaron the Gulfstream ball and explained it would be for socks, he asked if they would be socks to wear outside. Yes, Mr. Neutral Tones, socks to wear in public, thank you very much.

I am somewhat amazed that I am getting so much knitting done. My graduate work is not progressing as well as I would like. I attribute this to the fact that I cannot write while nursing, but I can knit. That’s just how it’s going to be for a little while longer. You can imagine how disappointed I am about this, right?

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18 comments so far

  1. Stacey on

    I’m sure you are very dissapointed.. :)

    Those are great socks – I have a bunch of solid colors just waiting for a pattern! I like top down for most socks also – unless I’m trying to use up every last scrap of yarn!

    You could use the Essential for stranded mitts or a hat if not for socks…

  2. Stacey on

    I’m sure you are very dissapointed.. :)

    Those are great socks – I have a bunch of solid colors just waiting for a pattern! I like top down for most socks also – unless I’m trying to use up every last scrap of yarn!

    You could use the Essential for stranded mitts or a hat if not for socks…

  3. diana on

    Lovely, lovely socks!

  4. diana on

    Lovely, lovely socks!

  5. Theresa on

    Those socks look lovely – can’t wait to see the pattern and make my own!

    I agree about the Essentials, though. Annoying to work with.

  6. Theresa on

    Those socks look lovely – can’t wait to see the pattern and make my own!

    I agree about the Essentials, though. Annoying to work with.

  7. amanda cathleen on

    Lovely socks! You did a great job, can’t wait for the pattern

  8. amanda cathleen on

    Lovely socks! You did a great job, can’t wait for the pattern

  9. Risa on

    Those are awesome! I just got some Sundara sock yarn for my mom’s Christmas present and I haven’t found a pattern that’s just right… maybe these will be it!!

  10. Risa on

    Those are awesome! I just got some Sundara sock yarn for my mom’s Christmas present and I haven’t found a pattern that’s just right… maybe these will be it!!

  11. Amy on

    Those socks are beautiful! I really like the pattern.

  12. Amy on

    Those socks are beautiful! I really like the pattern.

  13. Anonymous on

    Wow, you are so talented. Those are really nice socks, I can’t wait to see the pattern. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to knit socks HALF as well.

    Hope you and yours had a nice holiday.

    You Secret Pall

  14. Anonymous on

    Wow, you are so talented. Those are really nice socks, I can’t wait to see the pattern. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to knit socks HALF as well.

    Hope you and yours had a nice holiday.

    You Secret Pall

  15. Sharon G. on

    Girl, you and your needles are on fire! Those socks are beautiful. I’m sorry the yarn was so ‘meh’ for you. I’ve never been a big fan of KP’s sock yarns.

  16. Sharon G. on

    Girl, you and your needles are on fire! Those socks are beautiful. I’m sorry the yarn was so ‘meh’ for you. I’ve never been a big fan of KP’s sock yarns.

  17. alltangledup on

    So the essentials line quality isn’t great? That’s interesting to know. Do let us know how it wears as well. I have head several people say that its splitty

  18. alltangledup on

    So the essentials line quality isn’t great? That’s interesting to know. Do let us know how it wears as well. I have head several people say that its splitty


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