Advent 2022 Socks

Advent 2022 Socks

I’ve had so many projects coming off the needles – and other things to talk about – that I’ve neglected telling you about my Advent 2022 Socks.  These socks were my favorite socks knit from a self-striping Advent skein so far!  That’s high praise and it all goes to the genius behind Freckled Whimsy!

Let me tell you more!

The Yarn

For two years, I bought The Cozy Knitter’s self-striping Advent skein.  And I must say, the colors both years just didn’t do much for me.  Both years were very pretty, for sure, but I would not have picked them out had I seen them in a yarn shop for sale. 

Freckled Whimsy’s skein, however, I would have snatched up in a heartbeat.  I love these colors.  And they work so well together!  I was over the moon when the purples started coming out to play near the end of the foot!  

For the heel, toes, and cuffs, I used a bare yarn I had on hand.

The Pattern 

I turned once again to my favorite pattern from Kay, the Crazy Sock Lady, except that I used circular needles.  I definitely prefer two circular needles to my once beloved double-pointed needles.  Who would have thought?!


Pattern:  Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by  Crazy Sock Lady Designs

Yarn:  Freckled Whimsy Serendipity in Sweet Shop (2022 Advent Skein)

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)

Made for: me

Time to Completion:  1 month

Advent 2022 Socks

Since these were Advent socks, I knit a stripe a day on these.  And that was amazing, considering I had two trips – one for work and one for pleasure – in December, along with the holidays.  But since I loved these so much, it was never a chore to knit on them!

For the cuff, I did my usual 2×2 rib.  I once again knit an Eye of Partridge Heel, which is my favorite, especially for women. I love the delicate detail of this heel.  

There’s no question that I’ll purchase this Advent skein from Freckled Whimsy again next year.  And I can’t wait!

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