Color Blox Sox

They’re done! And just in time for the 6Sox deadline! : )

I didn’t spend much time on these socks for most of July for two reasons. I was so busy and tired from work, I needed “faster” projects (using thicker, worsted weight yarns). And I stalled on the swirling pattern. Last weekend, I picked them up again, and had no problems with the swirl. In fact, I liked it so much I changed the second sock to swirl the other way!

While this pattern did have a lot of verbiage (Sheron’s words), I really enjoyed knitting them and found the construction fascinating. I liked the way the toe was formed and have already used the same on another pair of socks since then. The reverse Dutch heel was super fun and seemed faster than a traditional heel-and-gusset. The sideways garter cuff also looks and feels great on my legs. I would love to try this technique to knit a cuff sideways onto a vertical fabric again. (The Rock and Weave socks from the BMFA May pattern would be ideal, if I ever decided to knit a toe-up version.)

Nope, I didn’t forget pictures. First is a progress picture where you can see how the cuff is formed.


And here is the completed pair. It’s hard to see because of the way I arranged the socks, but the swirls really do go in opposite directions. (I’ll try to get another picture soon.)


Coming up this week, SRP end of July update, Secret Pal goodies, and more. : )

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5 Responses to “Color Blox Sox”

  1. sp8 Says:
    July 30th, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    Your color blox sox are simply gorgeous! Glad you finished them.

  2. Chris Says:
    July 31st, 2006 at 10:21 am

    They look great! I’m glad you found the sock knitting mojo to finish them! Are you staying cool?

  3. bethblue Says:
    August 9th, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    Verbiage? I find this word intriguing and humorous:) Love the socks! They look great. Is the pattern only available to 6Sox participants?

  4. Kelly Says:
    July 31st, 2006 at 9:25 am

    Your socks look great! I really need to get cracking on some socks of my own.

  5. Hege Says:
    July 31st, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my page. I think it’s great to get to know each other. I have not actually finished all my visits yet, so don’t feel bad :) Hope your beautiful cardigan is coming along. I saw your post on the extreme shopping, all those books from Dover are excellent. The socks are awesome, by the way!

In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

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