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We recently read an article that proposes the idea that people who wear crazy socks are more brilliant, creative, and successful. The article explains that unexpected sock choices boosts confidence, displays uniqueness, and creates a more relaxed and carefree persona, all of which can lead to success. Sure, wearing bold socks is one thing, but what about those who knit their own bold socks in the first place? We can’t help but to think making your own, one-of-a-kind, statement socks takes the success they talk about to a whole new level!
In line with the notion of crazy socks, this month we picked a yarn that offers an unexpected design – Zitron’s Trekking XXL Ombre. This sock weight yarn, a combination of superwash wool and nylon, combines a slowly changing multi strand with a solid color strand to produce an ombre affect. While subtle, the color change offers sock a cool, on-trend look.
Along with two skeins of Trekking XXL (each a different colorway), SockStitchers received a Toasty Toes pattern by Donna Druchunas (the sample WIP shown above), and our Leather Snap DPN case.
Like the unexpected color changes in the sock, the sock construction set forth by the pattern is also unexpected. A toe-up knit, the cast on is not your typical Judy’s Magic Cast-On. Instead, the toe is constructed with a Bosnian Toe that we suspect makes the toes super toasty. You continue with a zig-zag lace pattern and a German Short Row Heel. While two new-to-some techniques, both are great to have in your sock knitting skill set.
To round out the month’s project, we included our Leather Snap DPN case, which fits your double points perfectly. Just like a sock can be constructed in several different ways, the case can be configured in several different ways to suit your needs.