Rainbow socks

7:26 PM

This pair of socks was cast on many many years ago. It was long before self-striping yarn, so the rainbow stripes are achieved by buying 6 balls of yarn in the colors of the rainbow. Naturally, the socks are knitted in the traditional way, from calves to toes using DPNs, a traditional 2x2 ribbing and basic enforced heel. Just the way my mother taught me 30 years ago. Following the traditional knitting choices, the yarn is also the most popular sock yarn available in Finland: Novita 7 veljestä. I don't remember why or for whom I started knitting these socks, but obviously lost interest and buried them deep in my sock yarn stash. As I'm not a big fan of sock knitting, they also stayed there for 10 years or even more. This fall the knitting for refugees charity project made me dig deep into my sock yarn stash and revealed one almost finished rainbow sock. So I decided to go ahead and finish this pair.

Pattern: Traditional 48 sts.
Yarn: Novita 7 veljestä (total 107 g)
Needles: double pointed 4 mm

See-through rubber boots seem to have been the thing for Finnish sock knitters this summer. I didn't find transparent boots, but I found these ankle-length boots and thought that they would look good with colorful socks. Of course, this meant that I had to make the ribbing longer by adding some black ribbing below the colored stripes in order to show all the colors - meaning that I had to unravel most of the almost finished sock that I had found to begin with. But now I have the socks and boots for a colorful fall!

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3 kommenttia

  1. Wait, what? Transparent rubber boots? The mind, it boggles.

    Nice socks though.

    1. Oh, come on, don't be like that. Secretly you want to show off your woolly socks just like everyone else.


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