happy striped knee socks

by Dorie on January 18, 2010

my stripey noro knee socks say...

Love! I am completely in love with my new striped knee socks. They validate my burgeoning relationship with knitting socks in general. I almost feel like I don’t know why I’d ever knit anything besides knee socks. (Almost. I’ve just cast on for a sweater.) Ah, knee socks—you keep my boot from rubbing my calf. You provide a comfortable double layer for the part of my body that is below the hem of my coat without the double waistband of long johns.

so folksy today!

The thing about most socks patterns is that the socks are not very tall. They usually come only a bit above the ankle. I want them taller. Is this possible, o seasoned sock knitters? Where do I put calf increases in a lace sock?

My knee socks came from this recipe at Streets and YOs and Noro Kureyon yarn. Also, I loved the Turkish cast on for the toe—so tidy. Here’s a really good Turkish cast on tutorial.

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Jaimie January 18, 2010 at 8:01 pm

These are beautiful! I’m now inspired to finish the socks I started for my daughter (my first socks) and start some for myself.

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kate January 18, 2010 at 9:01 pm

how pretty!

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Joyce January 19, 2010 at 6:01 am

Aesome socks, the colours are lovely!

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Fancy Elastic January 19, 2010 at 10:01 am

oh, oh, oh, I love your socks… and I love your shoes!
Gush.
x

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melissa f. January 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm

cute cute cute.

totally forwarding this post to a friend who knits, along with a lot of pointed throat clearing.

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hena January 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm

very cute socks..

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Laura January 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Your socks inspire me to knit taller!
Check out Knitted Socks East and West: 30 Designs Inspired by Japanese Stitch Patterns by Judy Sumner. She has some beautiful knee-high lace sock patters.

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Kristin T. (@kt_writes) February 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm

In case anyone was wondering, I can attest: These socks are even cuter in person.

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