Progress on wavy rib socks and some free sock pattern links

Progress on Wavy Rib Socks

It’s been an age since I posted about my wavy rib socks. They had a little adventure on their own when I left them behind the couch at Bear’s parents’ place on a visit a couple of months ago. Recently my MIL found them and sweetly mailed them back to me. A weekend trip allowed me some rare uninterrupted knitting time and I’m back in the groove of working on them.

For those who’d enjoy some free pattern links, here are some I’ve found recently:

Magic Mirror Socks by Jeannie Cartmel
This is a really intriguing toe-up sock pattern with a great stitch pattern.

Slippin’ Stripin’ Socks by Tina Lorin
Here’s a pattern that features really appealing color-blended stripes using slip-stitch patterns and two colors of laceweight.  Available for download on Ravelry.

Fluke by Laurie Lee
This is a really lovely sock pattern using an unusual lace motif I haven’t seen before.

Franklin of The Panopticon had something really good to say in this post.  I encourage you to read his latest essay if you haven’t already.


New Sock

Wavy Rib Sock

Here’s what I’ve been doing with my knitting time. This sock has surprised me, it’s just something I doodled together by putting a 2×2 wavy rib pattern into one of the sock formulas from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks. The yarn is STR Lightweight in the Backstabber colorway. Somehow the combination of the yarn and the simple stitch pattern is really working for me right now. I keep thinking I’m going to come up with another project, stash the sock in the diaper bag for on-the-go knitting, and move on to something big and interesting, but it hasn’t happened yet. I swatch and look through my ravelry favorites and play with different ideas and pull various things out of the stash to consider, and still, the sock remains my sole work-in-progress. I’m amazed how much having nice yarn in my favorite colors and a simple stitch pattern makes sock knitting so much more interesting, yet also soothing. I may yet turn out to be one of those crazy sock knitters. We shall see.

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