Thursday, February 23, 2012

FO: Socks for Stitches

I'm heading out to Stitches West this morning and I can barely contain my excitement.  I've packed, walked the dog, fed the goats and chickens, and got the boy off to school.  That leaves me a few extra minutes to take pictures of my feet and write a quick post about my new Marlene socks:



Pattern:  Marlene by Cookie A
Source:  PDF from the Vogue Knitting website
Materials:  1 skein Miss Babs Windsor sock yarn, and US 2 (2.75 mm) needles
Modifications:  None!  The pattern gives instruction for only one size, but the stitch pattern is so stretchy that these would fit a wide variety of feet sizes by simply adjusting for length.

I bought this yarn at Stitches last year, and I'm happy to have made use of it in time to wear these socks when I am back at the convention this year.  I'm especially pleased because I'm taking a class from Cookie A, who wrote this pattern.  Knitting up these cleverly designed socks made me appreciate Cookie A's genius even more.  I can't wait to come back home with new sock yarn and fresh sock knitting ideas.

If you happen to be attending Stitches too, and you spot me, please say Hello!

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous socks. The colour and stitch combination makes me think of Spring flowers. Enjoy Stitches. I'm very jealous and can't wait to see what you score!

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  2. is there room in your suitcase for me to tag along???? Yes, I'm jealous. Love the socks. Happy yarn hunting.

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  3. So beautiful! I love that pattern, I've knitted it myself!

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  4. Gorgeous socks. I love the pattern and the colour. I hope you have a great time!

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  5. Just in the nick of time! Those are beautiful Shannon! Can't wait to see this yesr's yarn pick, I'm bummed not to be there. Enjoy your class with Cookie A!

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  6. Oh yeah, those socks are gorgeous. I love the pattern AND the colour!

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  7. Lovely socks. Have a great time at Stitches!

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  8. Ooh, they are pretty! That colour is just delightful. Have fun at Stitches West! A Cookie A class sounds like so much fun, I can't wait to hear about it when you get back :)

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  9. Oh wow! Very impressive - great job!!

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  10. Gah! I totally missed you at Stitches, and I so wanted to meet up!! And now I see we had the same teacher. If we were in the same class, I may actually kick myself. Me: intuitive cable charts. You? Hope you had a fantastic time!!

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