Test-knitting Ma’ayan’s sock pattern! And trying toe-up taat socks for the first time in a looooong time.

August 3, 2019

Foot length to start of fish-kiss heel 7 1/2 (measuring below the needle, final length measuring from lifeline is 7 5/8)

I used my most recent broken seed stitch socks as a model.

September 4, 2019

Bahahahahaha I was about to call it just an inch or two above the heel (because omg 1×1 rib is so boooooooring) and then I looked at the pattern and there’s a whole other section of leg that I forgot about entirely. (Things that happen when you take 3+ months to knit a pair of socks, with two other projects in between.) So I ripped back a half-round of purl and am just going to jump into the pattern from here. Should be about the right length.

September 16, 2019

Did both repeats of the pattern and then 6 additional rounds of 1×1 ribbing. Bound off with Jeny’s stretchy. Very comfy quarter-height socks, ended up just wearing them the rest of the day.

Upside-Down Vanilla Latte

Tried the slip-stitch pattern and once I actually read the pattern repeat description decided I didn’t like it. Going to try this ribbed/cabled pattern, amused by the random aspect.

And then I discovered that Dicey, while cool-looking, was the wrong number of stitches, and I couldn’t make the math work. So I decided to just do the Vanilla Latte sock, even though it’s a top-down pattern, and I’ll do the fish lips kiss heel.

September 2, 2019

Foot to start of heel: 7 3/4
Pattern from end of heel-related stst to cuff: 4 3/4
Cuff: 1 3/8?
Did Jeny’s stretchy bindoff, tried new method for binding off last stitch (https://vimeo.com/350991789)

L’ombre de Lucretia

Not quite enough of the two main colors to make the full length so I added a panel of 28 rows/14 ridges in another yarn I had on hand (but apparently never added to Ravelry?) will have to do that later. (local dyer, mini skein, pale blue with the same sparkle as the others)

Then finished with 6 rows (3 ridges) of the Kodiak.

Stopped about 7 rows short, seemed long enough and I liked the balance of color widths. Turned out to be perfect for the pin I wanted to wear it with!

This was a really relaxing knit to work on, makes a nice squishy fabric. Also enjoy how the two colors worked up together into something with a lot of depth and visual interest.

One sock stop #2: purps

Did with fish lips kiss heel

1” ribbing before starting heel (aka switch to 1” ribbing on front, stst on back)

for heel, 6 st in center

foot 3.5” to toe

Blueberry Waffle Socks

February 25, 2019

9 pattern repeats to the heel (did the pattern heel, it’s too deep, ripped out and trying fish kiss heel instead)

February 26, 2019

On the sole side, about 3 rows after the join, k10, ssk, k2, k2tog, k10

February 27, 2019

After about 4 more rows (just past row 4 of pattern) k11, k2tog, k11

Note : should do toe decreases uneven to make kitchener work?

February 28, 2019

Toe decreases:

sole: k10, k2tog, k11
top: as pattern

as pattern

sole: knit across
top: as pattern

then continue in pattern


when I’d reduced to 16 st on each side, I realized I was probably reading the pattern wrong (it’s designed for 3 dpns), and switched to reducing stitches on every row.

reduced to 12 st total (6 on ea side), then one round w/no reductions

Koi Pond Broken Seed Stitch Socks

Cast on with #2 needles

1.4” 1×1 ribbed in light grey

3.25” (8cm) in pattern with dark grey and koi pond (note: approx .5” in pattern per gram of dark grey)

fish lips kiss heel

March 21, 2019

Stopped pattern on foot at 6”, one round light grey before starting toe, using vanilla latte sock toe

March 23, 2019

Realized it was too short, ripped out toe and did 4 more rows of pattern, going to do medium wedge “wide” toe from Sock Architecture book

One sock stop #1

(baby Large)

February 8, 2019

Going with a very short cuff since that seems to be more normal for baby socks

February 17, 2019

Sarah thinks they’re 4” feet? Knit foot length to 9.5 cm, 3 3/4 in.

The Adeline Slouchy

February 25, 2019

Had to skip 2 (?) rows near the end to avoid running out of yarn. But it still looks good and the recipient loved it. 😀