This is the second pair (even though they were started first!) of my “Crazy Yarn Socks” simple sock pattern, which features a row of ribbing down the side of the foot and was designed specifically to be used with wild handpainted sock yarn colors. I’ve been wearing my cozy handknits more this winter than I probably ever have, and felt really lucky to have such a large collection of handknit socks when I really needed them! Today it’s cold again in Manhattan but not cold enough for wool socks unfortunately. I can still admire them even if I’m not wearing them though!
This Koigu KPPPM color, color 298, caught my eye the second I saw it in the store because it’s so unusual, especially in the Koigu family. When I saw that it was dyelot #1 of that color I knew I had to buy it! The finished socks did not disappoint — they’re bright and happy, and I love how they evoke the 80′s/early 90′s. All I need is some bright leggings and an oversized t-shirt clipped at the hip and I can be right back to being 12 years old!
The pattern for these socks is nearly finished. I’ll be offering it as a free download to subscribers of my mailing list when it’s ready. If you want to get it as soon as it’s released, please sign up for the mailing list!
Pattern: My simple ribbed socks (pattern coming VERY soon)
Yarn: 2 skeins Koigu KPPPM in color P298
Needles: Size US 1
Started: October 28 2010
Finished: January 30 2011