Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Still more socks

I think I've mentioned before that I am on a serious stash busting binge, particularly coned yarns.  I was able to knit two more pairs of socks from the cone of fingering weight Brown Sheep Nature Spun yarn and still have enough left for a pair of two-colored socks.  I can't even remember how long ago I purchased that particular cone of yarn. 

The first pair is called Moody Stockings from the Yahoo group Sock Knitters Anonymous.  The pattern was designed by Erica Lueder and can be found on Ravelry for free. The Nature Spun was perfect for stitch definition and, of course, since it is 100% wool it keeps the feet dry and warm.  What more could one ask for.


The pattern for the second pair came from Stephanie Van Der Linden and is called Escherwuerfel (Escher Cubes).  I've wanted to knit this pattern for a long time and finally decided to give it a try with the Nature Spun yarn.  The pair turned out much better than the photo suggests.  My aching back decided to scream "I want to sit down" and I decided to better listen to it.  The pattern can be found here .  While the pattern is in German, do not despair.  It is only a chart and an explanation of how the designer came up with it.  There are only two symbols in the chart -- one for the knit stitch which is represented by "0" and the purl stitch is represented by a "-".  I decided on 60 stitches since each repeat is 10 stitches long.

Same yarn as the first pair of socks, but taken on a different day.

Knit on, Merrily!


  1. I especially like the first pair. May knit that pattern while on vacation next two weeks. Hope you are doing well. Merry Christmas to you and Angie!

  2. I'm always glad to see your blog posts arrive in my reader, because I know I'll see some lovely knitting. Thanks.

  3. I love the first pair a lot myself! Just may have to see about making a pair. Merry Christmas!

  4. I LOVE your knitting you have two patterns I would love to have. The Rippenschal scarf and you called it the Christine pattern. I have been looking for the Rippenschal for a year. I can't find the Yahoo group referred to either. If you see this, Please send me a note!! Thanks

  5. Gail, both patterns can be found on Ravelry. The scarf is at (both German and English):

    The socks are in German only, but the pattern is charted. The cuff, heel and toes are up to the knitter. If you have any difficulty figuring out the symbols, let me know.