Halloween socks
Knitting

2nd Pair of Halloween Socks

In a swap within the Love in Stitches membership, I traded yarn with a partner and we knit socks together – my Halloween Socks.  I loved these yarns so much that I had to use the leftovers for a second pair.  These Halloween Socks were only possible because I knit shortie socks for both pairs.  And shorties are just perfect in Texas!

The Yarn

My first pair of Halloween Socks primarily used yarn from EuphoriaKnits.  I bought this skein at the 2019 East Texas Yarn Festival and it is some of the softest yarn I’ve ever felt.  For this second pair of socks, I used this yarn for the heels and cuffs.  And I barely had enough for both socks!

For the second color, I used yarn from Candy Skein, which was just as soft and cuddly as the EuphoriaKnits.  So to have a sock primarily made from this yarn is just incredible!

I used some contrast yarn, Cat Sandwich Fibers in Italian Ice, for the heel turn. This was the first time I’ve done this technique and it was super fun.

The Pattern 

I used my favorite vanilla sock pattern from Charlene Schurch for these socks.  I casted on 72 stitches on a bigger needle and decreased to 70 after the cuff.  Then, after the heel, I decreased to 68 stitches.   The socks I’m knitting with this formula are fitting really well!

Halloween socks

Details

Pattern:  Basic Top Down Socks with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch

Yarn:  Euphoria Knits Frenzy in Arachnophobia; Candy Skein Yummy in Tomato Soup; Cat Sandwich Fibers Trustie in Italian Ice

Needles: US 1 (2.s5 mm)

Made for: me

Time to Completion: 4 weeks

I had a bit more of the EuphoriaKnits yarn than I thought so I did some striping using the two main colors before I got to the toe.  This was my first time striping yarns like this – Kay of the Crazy Sock Lady does it all the time – and it was fun, though I need to perfect my technique.  

These socks turned out even better than I expected!  I love them!

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