Friday, November 23, 2012

Vera's Christmas Socks

The pattern on the top of these socks come about from seeing Monika's Graham Hat in broken rib and loved it! The "wrong-side" texture was so lovely that I had to try it on socks.

For a little background, when I was out in Washington State this summer, I had Vera, Justice, and Echo dye up some yarn for socks I would knit them for Christmas.

On the back of the chair is the skein Echo dyed, on the back of the seat is the sock blank Justice dyed, and on the front of the seat is the sock blank that Vera dyed.  Sorry, forgot to take a picture of Vera's yarn in ball form.

And here is one of the pairs of socks from Vera's sock blank:



Don't you just love the texture on these?!?!?

Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Blank
Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Color: Dyed by Vera with Yellow and Orange Wilton's Icing Dye
Care: Machine Wash and Dry

Needles: US 1
Size: US 9 Children

I am not going to lie, I loved making these.  The texture is just so nice.  I will be making the husband a pair of socks after the New Year with this same texture.


  1. Neat! Very happy socks... that match the background on your blog nicely.

  2. They came out great! Love the idea of having them dye their own gifts. (And bravo for having Christmas socks done by Thanksgiving, too!)

  3. I love the sock blank Justice dyed. Wonderful colors. Can't wait to see them knit up. Will you have a lot of left over yarn? Maybe making matching fingerless mittens to go with the socks?