Monday, August 29, 2016

Pretty Socks

 

Goodness, these socks are so pretty. I hadn't ever really thought about socks being pretty before--socks are kind of utilitarian for me, and I've made some that were wacky and could only wear them around the house, and some that were plain, but in pretty yarn that didn't get worn very much either, but these are just completely lovely, and I want to wear them all the time. Maybe the trick is pretty pattern + plain yarn, instead of the other way around?

These are the Longing For Gotland socks, designed by Pia Kammeborn (pattern is here) and I knit them in Quince and Co. Finch, colors "Storm", "Frost", and "Nasturtium". On size ZERO needles, which are the size of toothpicks. And it was fun, fun, fun! I think I'll make about seven more pairs of these.

I haven't really longed for Gotland, myself, but I might start now.

27 comments:

  1. I am a sock lover from way back and it seems that is all that is on my needles now. These are lovely, and I do like the colours you chose.
    I will be checking out that pattern. Thanks for sharing these wonderful foot warming socks.

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  2. I love to knit socks, and these are some of the loveliest I've seen. I'm gonna have to look at this pattern.

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  3. Ohhh, gorgeous!! I love your socks and could grab them from the photo right away ♥. Great job! Happy summer greetings, Nata

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  4. I recognised those beautiful socks as I watch the lovely kammebornia podcast. The podcast is absolutely beautiful with Pia and her husband presenting. Much of it is in Swedish (the backdrop is lovely Swedish countryside) but there are subtitles. It is one of my very favourites.

    I love your socks, I keep meaning to look up the pattern as it is so pretty. I love your colours.

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  5. Kristen, those are very pretty socks! I know that the particular Quince yarn was a great choice for this design. Oh yes, do knit up more of them in all sorts of color ways.

    Still too summery hereabouts to think of sock knitting...and yet, I do continue knitting mitts and playing with lots of colors.

    Knitters are funny, aren't we? xo

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  6. Will check out the pattern, love them.

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  7. Size zero - oh my goodness! I went to the website - no mention of size zero under Finch. Are they machine washable? Lovely pattern, but doing it on size zero is like counted cross stich. (where did I put my magnifying glasses!)

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  8. Oh my goodness those are adorable. I'm going to have to bookmark that pattern for a future try. So, so pretty. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. Defenitely one of the most beautiful socks I've seen!
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  10. Defenitely one of the most beautiful socks I've seen!
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  11. I love them. Seems that's all I knit now too. Not sure I could do the color ways. Beautiful pair of socks😍

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  12. Again, I am so envious of anyone who makes socks! I don't think I will ever have the patience to do them! But these are so pretty and I love the rose pattern. I can see why you want to make more.

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  13. Love,Love, Love those pretttttty socks! Jo x

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  14. Those are just fabulous!!!!
    XO Kris

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  15. I love these. I'm off to buy the pattern. Of course I've never met a hand knit sock I didn't like but these are spectacular.

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  16. Those are seriously cute!!

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  17. Absolutely LOVE them! Not sure I'm game enough to try fair isle type knitting.

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  18. Wow, so nice. Helen

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  19. I really love these socks. They are beautiful.

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  20. I like these socks. I hope the winter comes soon.

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  21. I wish that I knew where you lived. I would come and get those socks. And cat dog too. Only kidding. GORGEOUS socks.

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  22. those are truly some of the prettiest socks I've ever seen. :)

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  23. Those are absolutely beautiful socks. I'm going to have to make some, too!

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