New shoes, new socks

If you’re a Raveler who belongs to a sock knitting group, you’ve probably seen these shoes already.


Aren’t they cute? I couldn’t resist the moment I saw them posted. These are Skechers Cali “Surfer Girl” (Style 36893). I initially ordered a pair in Clear, but exchanged them for Smoke. (The white insoles in the Clear variation really bothered me, so I knew I had to send them back lest I never wear them.) They are also available in Pink and Blue, although last time I looked, the Blue was sold out. Oh, and I see they’re currently on sale!


The socks are a new design I did exclusively for Roxanne of Zen Yarn Garden. I’m really excited about them. The yarn is lovely to work with, and it was a fun challenge to create a short, lacy sock design that worked well with the sport-weight yarn.


The stitch pattern is very small and easy to memorize; and I continued part of the pattern downward on the heel flap and along the sides of the toe. The pattern is available in PDF format and can be purchased for download at Zen Yarn Garden. I hope you like it! :)


Thanks Roxanne for the opportunity, and to Jessica for test-knitting! :) Ravel it PS to SOS08 participants: these socks fit the minimum leg/cuff length to qualify.

Pattern: “Tripolini” by yours truly Size: Medium Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Gemilicious Sport – Misty Blue – 85g Needles: various brands US 1.5 (2.5 mm) DPNS Started: June 9, 2008 Completed: June 28, 2008 Token Progress: 6 of 7

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14 Responses to “New shoes, new socks”

  1. Chris Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    That is a gorgeous sock! Congrats. :) Cute shoes, too. Are they hot? I have some clear clogs that are horrible.

  2. bellamoden Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Those socks are so cute! The shoes…. interesting. Not sure I could hack them for myself.

  3. kmkat Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 9:33 am

    I have those shoes — in Smoke! But haven’t worn them yet; it’s too hot for socks most days.

  4. deb Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Damn – I have a credit at shoebuy too! Those socks are adorable. I’m over to “Rav” them now. I just verbed a word!

  5. Nicole Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 11:22 am

    The shoes look great. Are they comfortable?

  6. Guinifer Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I have a very similar pair of New Balance shoes (in canvas) – I love them, but NB does a wide shoe that I need.

    The sock is gorgeous. I noticed it right away over on RAvelry.

  7. Tanya Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    oh! So tempting! I’m just afraid they would make my feet…uh…sweat? But I love the idea!


  8. Jeanne Says:
    July 14th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Those are terrific socks. And cool shoes!

  9. knittymama Says:
    July 16th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Lovely! They look so summery…

  10. Roxanne Says:
    July 16th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful design! I love what you did with these and with the sport weight yarn…gorgeous!! Wonderful working with you too :)

  11. mrspao Says:
    July 17th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Those shoes are perfect for those socks :)

  12. Opal Says:
    July 17th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Yes, I love the shoes, but the socks are magnificent! Yet another great pair to add to my monster queue. Gorgeous photos as well. Do you use a foot mannequin?

  13. Pam Says:
    July 29th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Okay, you inspired me. I just ordered those shoes in the Smoke color. Only $10.50 with the discount! Can’t wait to get them.

    Beautiful socks too!

  14. april Says:
    February 4th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    howd u get that discount Pam???

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