Clover Socks

This is only the second pair of socks I’ve knit entirely in 2010. Completely unusual for me, but then if you’ve seen the stack of shawls I’ve knit you know why I haven’t knit more socks.

Clover Socks

Clover Socks

Clover Socks

Pattern: Clover Socks by Kate Blackburn
Yarn: Opal Uni-Solid in a color I’m calling ‘chestnut’
Needles: 2.25 mm circulars
Notes: This is a great free pattern. It has some interest, but is still simple enough that you can memorize the stitches once you’ve knit it a few repeats. My modifications came about because these socks are a gift and for gift socks I like them to be extra stretchy since I’m paranoid about fit. I knit the back side of the leg all in ribbing and I increased from 1 to 2 purl stitches in between the columns. The original pattern is for 66 sts around and I always need to knit socks at a minimum of 72 sts around with a yarn like Opal. What I’ve done with this pair is increase the stitch count to 78 and then decrease my needle size from 2.5 mm to 2.25 mm.

By weight I used 335 yards for these.

Clover Socks

2 Responses to “Clover Socks”

  1. Bev Says:

    Toby they look great. I haven’t gotten that many done myself. I have to finish a pair before I cast on another shawl.

  2. Terri Says:

    LOVE!

    I am with you on the socks. Ususally I knit a pair every 2-3 weeks. Right now I have one finished sock in a bag, I swear it took two months to finish that one sock. I have no idea when I will get to its mate. We have some warm weather on the way. Maybe that will make me put down the shawl.