I finished the Through the Loops Mystery Socks on January 31 which just happened to be my self imposed deadline. Knitting them both at the same time (but definitely not on the same needle!) really helped me get through them in a month’s time. It also meant I avoided second sock syndrome which just may have been an issue with these since it’s a fairly complex pattern. Wanna see?
Yes, they are awesome but they are loaded with bobbles and twisted stitches and cables.
How about a closer look at the bobbles on the legs? They combine to form the shape of a beautiful flower.
And then the stems meander down the legs and make a beautiful pattern on the heels. The yarn, as I said in my other post about these socks, is Woolen Rabbit’s Pearl Sock in the color Pussywillow. It is really hard to capture this color accurately but I did my best.
The foot is the reverse of the leg so that you can look down at the pretty flowers when you are wearing the socks. I just love the meandering cables and the way the purl stitches really make them pop.
Finally, the toe is finished with a few more smaller leaves and they set off the rest of the design beautifully.
I couldn’t say it until now but these socks were never meant for me, they were a birthday gift for my dear friend Blogless Sharon. I gave them to her the other night at spinning and she promptly modeled them and declared them amazing, beautiful, and perfect.
It’s no coincidence that those are the same words I would use to describe her.