Friday, February 6, 2015

finished rainbow fun!

Sadly, these have been finished and photographed for nearly a week now, but another cold has got me behind the blogging 8-ball this week. Sigh. While I hate this cold, I LOVE these finished socks! The fit is great, and they are so cheerful!

Pattern: Fork in the Road Socks by Lara Neel (link to my Ravelry project page)
Yarn: White Birch Fiber Arts, colorway: The Full Monty (used up almost 2/3 skein)
Needles: Size 1.5, magic loop
Mods: None! This was my first time doing what Lara calls her "thumb-joint heel." As you can see, it's basically evenly spaced decreases like how you'd work the crown of a hat. The fit is great, and more comfortable than I expected! The pattern calls for the same decrease pattern for the heel, so you don't need to kitchener the toe at all. So this would be a good pattern for someone who despises kitchener, but is comfortable with doing provisional cast-ons (you do one to work the heel).

This is by far my best matched pair of self-striping socks to date!


  1. those are some amazingly cheery socks! I love it! I think I need some rainbow socks....

  2. Love anything rainbow! I really must try the Fork in the Road pattern. Love them!

  3. Those are so bright and cheerful and fun! I really need to get some rainbow striped sock yarn for myself, because these are so awesome!

  4. How did you get them do identical!! Perfect. Hope you feel 100% soon.

  5. They are wonderful! I love the bright colors!

  6. I stopped at the heel, as I've never done a provisional before..but got to get back to them..had nothing finished for this week...but do have a pair of socks for next these! I'm a big fan of rainbow yarn..