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STR Socks

I’ve knit several pairs of socks with Socks That Rock yarn but this is the first ever pair I’m keeping for me.

str pair

I don’t know why I waited so long!  Wait, actually, I do.  The yardage on this yarn is not very generous and I have big feet.  I worried that I wouldn’t get a full pair with a 6.5 inch leg out of one skein if I knit a pair for myself.

str heel

So this time I knit a 4.5 inch leg and that worked like a charm.

str foot

Of course they are my usual picot edge, slip stich heel, yada yada yada.  And they are my second pair for Summer of Socks 09.

str toe

I think I’m really going to enjoy wearing these.

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  1. I love the socks. And I like your addition to
    your blog at the bottom “you might like this”.

  2. Lovely socks! I am pretty sure the socks I’m working on now are in that same STR colorway–so yummy! Sadly, the ones I’m knitting are not for me.

  3. They fit so perfectly, and the toe isn’t too pointy. Howdja do that? Kitchener when there still were lots of stitches left? I tried doing a drawstring toe to make my last pair less pointy — it was OK but not great.

  4. Pretty! I made my zombie socks out of STR and I love them, but I popped a stitch on the sole of one and haven’t fixed it yet.

  5. I am a fairly new knitter (since December 08) and so I haven’t tried StR yet, but it was next on my list along with Fleece Artist. It’s good to know ahead of time that there’s not a lot of yardage for big feeted people. I wear a size 9 shoe (and I’m only 5’3″, so I feel like a circus freak sometimes) and have trouble with most patterns fitting my ankles and taking a lot of yards for the foot.

    I’ve had some good experience with Yarntini sock yarn, in the 75% merino 25% nylon blend. The colors are rich too, and I think she’s opening up spots for the last 3 months of her Super Summer semi-solid Sock Club if she hasn’t already. That’s how I get mine.

  6. Oooh, Puck’s Mischief? Because that is some pretty, pretty yarn. I did some Pomatomouses out of that colorway.
    Lovely socks!

  7. Great socks!

    If that’s the colorway I think it is, it’s my favorite of the pairs I have out of STR. It’s a shame that their yarn doesn’t wear well. Not surprising, but a shame.

    When will you have the next pair finished? By Monday for show and tell? 😀

  8. I think I have 1/2 a pair in that colorway somewhere> Maybe I should dig it up and finish it heh? Yours look lovely!

  9. I love the colors! Great looking socks. Good for you for making them for yourself.

  10. GORGEOUS!!!
    I was going to guess Puck’s Mischief, too! They’re lovely – and I adore STR. Thankfully, I have small feet!
    (I am not rubbing it in, merely noting the fact)

    And I love watching the striping so much, that this is the pattern I use almost exclusively with STR. Why complicate these things, eh?

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