Socks. Pair 2 of the 26 pairs of 2021

Well, hello again.

Without too much waffle, here are some pictures of the second completed pair of my 26 pairs of this year. Or , 52 socks in 52 weeks.

These ones are knitted with a sock yarn that popped up in my social media feed. I don’t usually give in to such things, but I did rather like the colours in this, and had a lovely yellow to compliment them, so… I caved.

It is called Cygnet Truly Wool Rich 4 Ply Sock Yarn. I bought it from the devil that is Amazon, and the colourway is called 4572 Mossdale though it comes up as out of stock when I look at it now. I do love how these have come out and it took way less than a ball for the pair. They have others, and of course there are plenty of other self-striping yarns out there to choose from! (I’m currently lusting after West Yorkshire Spinners in Robin….) The cuff, heel and toe contrast is a lovely rich yellow snaffled from my stash, now sadly minus its ball band so I can’t tell you what it is.

So: basic formula for these was 60 stitches distributed exactly in half for the magic loop method on a long 3mm circular needle, with a boomerang heel (also known as a German short row heel). I have been thinking about a slightly different method of knitting these, without having to go around the sock body twice in the middle of it. I’m going to experiment on the socks after the next, I think 🙂

And for final full information, both my beautiful blue Duckfeet shoes and my faded red skinny jeans are preloved and recently acquired from eBay.

My next pair is a huge long stripey pair of boot socks. Which should be making an appearance next week if all goes according to plan.

TTFN and happy knitting ❤


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