Self Striping Socks

Self Striping Socks

I have a sock yarn problem. Don’t tell my fiancé! Those little balls are just so tiny and easy to hide just about anywhere. And they are so small, it’s almost like you’re not buying anything, right?

So, needless to say, my handknit sock collection in growing. For my most recent pair, I used Loops & Threads “Perfect Pair” yarn. I absolutely love this sock yarn. It’s a viscose (from bamboo), polyester and acrylic blend. The bamboo makes them super soft and lightweight, yet warm. The best part is it self-stripes, so you can just knit away as the pattern develops. They make it look like you invested a lot more time into them than you actually did! The pattern for these is a basic Bernat sock pattern from a book I got a while back. It’s pretty similar, if not exactly the same, as this one.

Knitted socks in progress

This yarn is also easy to handle, slides off the needles with little efforts and knits up really quick!

Flat lay of one finished sock and the second started
A flat lay for your viewing pleasure – check out that striping!

I wasn’t really sure about the colourway on these with the rust colour, but I actually like the way it turned out. Which is good because I ordered 3 balls!!

Anyway, socks are always a quick little knit once you get the hang of them. I always use DPNs (double pointed needles) and knit cuff down. I haven’t yet tried knitting socks toe up. My Kitchener stitch skills are quite superb now!

Finished socks on display
Close up of finished socks on display

I still have two balls of this yarn left, so I might attempt a pair of lace patterned socks next. Or make some as a gift!


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