Friday, September 14, 2012

snake socksss


Another new project? After vowing to finish three projects this month? I know ... but after finishing one, a baby blanket for an expecting friend, I saw these adorable snake socks in Sue Whiting's book, Cute Knits for Baby Feet. I couldn't resist making these as a "big brother" present! And yes, these were fast--you could make these in a single day if you have the luxury of knitting without the frequent interruptions of little ones! :-D


Pattern: Snake Socksss by Sue Whiting (size 3/4)
Needles: Size 3 and size 6 straight needles
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool, approx. 1/3 of each skein (this pattern would be an excellent stashbuster!)
Modifications: I omitted about seven rows of the stripe repeat on the leg portion of the sock. It just seemed long enough already! I don't regret that decision--they are almost knee socks even with my modification! 


Obviously, I went with non-traditional snake colors by throwing in the navy blue into the mix. I wanted to use stash yarn, and discovered a surprising lack of range in different greens in my stash. Even so, I love the end results! I've always enjoyed the way striping looks in reverse stockinette, so I appreciated that this pattern purposely utilizes that approach. These socks are actually knit flat and seamed--normally I would have avoided that and knit these in the round, but by knitting flat you can avoid jogs and it was easier to have cleaner color joins.

The verdict? Fun and adorable! My model liked them so much, I just might have to make another pair for her!

13 comments:

  1. They are so adorable! I can see why the model loved them. I'm tempted to make an adult pair for a snake owning friend of mine.

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  2. soo cute!! I have never seen those before but i LOVE them! I think the colors you chose look great, too.

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  3. oooh, those are beyond adorable! I love the little snake tongue too.

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  4. So adorable! I just love them! Although I find it strange that the pattern is written flat with seaming, what a hassle!

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  5. Completely adorable! And the colors are awesome, even if they aren't 'traditional' snake colors. Who wants traditional snake colors anyway? LOL

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  6. Oh my goodness how cute are those?! I agree, I love the reverse side of striped fabric.

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  7. Oh my, those are too cute! I can just see my kiddos running around in them.

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  8. Those are adorable and well worth deviating from your other projects!

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  9. Lovely socks! The tongue it's an incredible detail.

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