Friday, December 29, 2006


fair isle long socks rolled

Christmas happened so I can show off the pieces I've been making as gifts. Above and below are knee socks for my mother. I did it toe-up, but with a flap heel (my own formula) and finished with a fair isle cuff. I used Jeagar extra fine merino 4ply with some leftover luxury tweed for the colourwork.

fair isle long socks

Then, for my brother, a pair of Aaargh-yles - perfect for the guy who wears a suit by day but everyone knows is a secret pirate. I used the chart and guide for knitting argyles from mothheaven. The black and white are both paton's wool rich 4ply, the red and grey are leftover extra fine merino from mum's socks and ones I made for my Grandfather last March.

arrgyles close up arrrgyles

I also gave my mother a sock knitting kit of yarn, addi's, crochet hook and toe-up pattern (I decimal-ised knitty's universal sock formula). She sent me a text at midnight last night to say she'd swatched and was ready to fill in the gaps in the pattern.

And this morning I had an extra gift in the shape of my final secret pal package, loads of sock yarn, with a fair isle pattern. She also revealed herself - Cassandra, from Philmont. She hasn't told me her blog yet though. SP9 still runs till the end of January, so I'm going to wait a bit before sending the final package the lady I'm spoiling, it's all set out though. All the packages I've sent have been themed - I've had so much fun working them out.


Amy said...

I got that same fair aisle sock pattern for Xmas! Started it, and it's super-easy and lots of fun.

Stacey said...

great socks!!! I love the knee socks you made with the fair isle - so pretty! that is a great idea to give your mom a "kit" for socks! Everything she needs!

ysolda said...

I love both pairs of socks - and the idea of your brother having a secret pirate costume hidden under his suit :) superhero style.

gleek said...

hahaha, love the arrrgyle socks! :) so funny!

Veronique said...

Those are great presents! I love the arrrgyle socks... And your mom's socks are lovely.

Wendy DG said...

Both pair of socks are awesome, especially the skull and crossbone. Great gifts!

Sarah said...

I love the fair isle socks! The colors look so warm (as do the actual socks).

Susan said...

Your pirate socks make me swoon. I envy your knitting tenacity! (in a good way, not a negative energy or evil eye kind of way)

Yarngineer said...

I love your projects, especially all of the socks. Thanks for posting the link to the Aaargh-yle socks. I am going to make a pair for my brother, who is in the navy. :) I love getting jolly-roger stuff for him. said...

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Wow! Pair Of Socks is Very Beautiful... It's a very attractive pair of Socks. I love this Unique socks. I like that. Thanks for sharing this. Keep in touch.


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