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Fancy a Sock Knit-Along?

Sep 28, 2012

It's time for a new knit-along! I thought we'd do something a little different this time, so how about a sock knit-along?

Here are four sock knitting patterns to choose from (click on the links for more information about the patterns); here they are:

    Wyeast Socks by Chrissy Gardiner

Two different cable patterns on the front and back of these socks make a great pattern for a man or woman.

These are easy for you to convert from top-down to toe-up because the short-row heel and cable patterns are symmetrical.

Make the cable pattern from toe to cuff as shown, or knit a stockinette foot for an easier fit in shoes.
Aran Isle Slippers by Jennifer Lang

The Aran Isle Slippers by Jennifer Lang make big use of a small canvas: A cable panel adorned upper, seed-stitch surround, and stockinette-stitch sole add up to slippers to live in all winter.
Caret + Chevron Socks by Chrissy Gardiner

Chrissy designed these socks to work either top-down or toe-up. The simple lace pattern looks great worked in either direction.

These versatile socks would look great in a solid sock yarn or a lightly variegated yarn, as shown at left.
Border Socks by Mary Jane Mucklestone

These are perfect for the guys in your life. With fair isle colorwork and a contrasting toe, the color options are endless (although I think I'd knit them exactly as shown). Wide wale ribbing hugs the ankle, and looks great too.

The Border Socks are really nice looking. I'd like some for myself!

Some great choices, right? Now decide on your favorite pattern, visit the poll, and vote! I'll reveal the winner next Wednesday, October 3, on our Facebook page (become a fan!), and on the blog. You'll also see the winning pattern under my picture in your Knitting Daily email.

Cheers,


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on Oct 1, 2012 1:40 PM

Wyeast socks PLEASE!!!!!!

on Oct 1, 2012 12:55 PM

Caret & Chevron please

Ginger wrote
on Sep 30, 2012 5:03 PM

Aran Isle Slippers!

Ginger wrote
on Sep 30, 2012 5:03 PM

Aran Isle Slippers!

LittleGG wrote
on Sep 30, 2012 4:23 PM

Hello,

I vote for Wyeast socks please.

GlendaD wrote
on Sep 30, 2012 3:55 PM

Aran  Isle Slippers all the way! YEA! Go slippers!

on Sep 30, 2012 12:37 PM

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Please?!?!

on Sep 30, 2012 12:37 PM

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Please?!?!

on Sep 30, 2012 12:37 PM

WyeastWyeastWyeastWyeastWyeastWyeast

Please?!?!

on Sep 30, 2012 12:37 PM

WyeastWyeastWyeastWyeastWyeastWyeast

Please?!?!

on Sep 30, 2012 12:37 PM

WyeastWyeastWyeastWyeastWyeastWyeast

Please?!?!

SusanG@20 wrote
on Sep 30, 2012 7:10 AM

Wyest Socks

on Sep 29, 2012 9:12 PM

I'm sure these are lovely patterns and lovely socks, but I already have many patterns and don't want to pay for another.  No thanks.

Tinkmkd wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 8:12 PM

Aran isle slippers please!

DawnW wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 8:01 PM

I vote Aran Isle Slippers!

tfred wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 8:01 PM

Definitely the slippers!

Aunt Gert wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 7:53 PM

Caret and Chevron is my vote.

cassel63 wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 7:31 PM

First choice: Aran Isle

Second choice Caret & Chevron

Eungella wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 6:46 PM

The Aaron isle slipper looks lovely.

leahgasser wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 6:40 PM

I would like the Wyeast socks.

leahgasser wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 6:40 PM

I would like the Wyeast socks.

on Sep 29, 2012 5:36 PM

I vote for the Aran Isle Slippers!

on Sep 29, 2012 5:36 PM

I vote for the Aran Isle Slippers!

nearlynarly wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 3:52 PM

I vote for the Aran Isle Slippers or the Caret-Chevron Socks!

Anita@71 wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 1:21 PM

My vote goses to the Aran Isle Slippers!  They would be so nice for the upcoming cold weather.

suzeq1956 wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 1:11 PM

I vote for the Aran Isle Slippers!

on Sep 29, 2012 12:40 PM

I'm going to vote for Caret + Chevron Socks by Chrissy Gardiner!

gginastoria wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 12:18 PM

.My son would love to add the border socks to his collection

Kym Duea wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 11:09 AM

All four choices are lovely but I'm going to vote for Caret + Chevron Socks by Chrissy Gardiner!

jora@rcn.com wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 10:43 AM

Have really hard time with double pointed needles and knitting in the round?  I can't seem to get the hang of it.  Can you knit socks with straight needles?

Jesusan wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 9:50 AM

Caret & Chevron

Jackieknit wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 9:50 AM

I vote for the Aran Isle Slippers.

penelope223 wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 9:35 AM

Caret & Chevron for my vote

heatherdcl wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 9:34 AM

Aran Isle slippers please for my first knitalong.

Did I just vote? If not, how do I do this?

penelope223 wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 9:33 AM

Caret & Chevron

SandyinNS wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 9:26 AM

Wyeast, please.

on Sep 29, 2012 9:03 AM

Caret and Chevron get my vote!

the5macs wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 8:49 AM

I love the Caret and Chevron socks. Lets do them.

Becky59 wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 7:43 AM

I vote for the Caret and Chevron.  I think it's a pattern that both the novice and the new-to-sock knitters would enjoy.

ddealme wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 6:47 AM

Claret and chevron looks challenging. I vote for that one.

PckRose1 wrote
on Sep 29, 2012 5:38 AM

I really like the look of the Wyeast, but my vote is for the Caret & Chevron.

on Sep 28, 2012 5:27 PM

Those border socks look like a challenge worth meeting.  Put me down for them as my choice for the knit along.

Deb@102 wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 5:14 PM

I vote for caret and chevron.

HeikeH@3 wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 3:03 PM

I vote for the aran isle slippers.

CrochetingQT wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 2:55 PM

I like the Caret and Cheveron the best. They sound the most fun to knit!

hejoce wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 2:41 PM

I vote for Wyeast Socks since I'm very fond of cables.

Raptorhaven wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 11:18 AM

Wow, after reading the votes pouring in, I think the obvious answer is to run all four patterns in a KAL at the same time!  Border for me!!

knit squared wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 10:01 AM

I made the border socks for my husband last Christmas in shades of grey and blue.  Lots of fun.  But I vote the Caret and Chevron socks now.

Kathy Adams wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 9:01 AM

Claret + chevron

ronisher wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 8:13 AM

Aran Isle Slipper

Beth@206 wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 8:03 AM

Border sock!

carolfrick wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 6:56 AM

I like the Caret-Chevron!!!

mamaknitter wrote
on Sep 28, 2012 6:04 AM

Aran Isle Slippers!

on Sep 28, 2012 5:40 AM

Caret- Chevron !