Sunday, October 5, 2014
Self-striping socks with reinforced soles
I couldn’t bear not wearing these somewhat loose-knit socks after the care I put into them, so I cut foot shapes out of jersey-knit fabric that was salvaged from a repurposed T-shirt.
I hand-stitched the foot-shapes to the bottom of the socks, effectively giving them soles.
Knitting directions, for seven-stitches-per-inch socks, came from Ann Budd’s Getting Started Knitting Socks. The needle choice was entirely my own, motivated by my making use of what I had at hand.
A knit-three, purl-one ribbing extends down the length of each sock. The socks were tailored to my left and right feet through the placement of toe-shaping decreases. instead of decreasing evenly on each side, I let my decreases follow the natural shape of each foot.
Cross-posted to Ravelry
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