I’m almost done with my Christmas socks, but not quite yet. How it’s gotten to be September and I’m still not done….wow! After this I only have one more pair….well, maybe two but definitely only one more that I must make. This pair that I’m sharing with you today is especially fun, with adorable yarn from Coloring Book Yarns.
Let me give you all the details!
When I went searching for Christmas yarns, I knew that self-striping yarns would be something I wouldn’t be able to pass up. And this colorway – which includes pink – was impossible to resist. Coloring Book doesn’t appear to be dyeing yarn anymore, which is incredibly sad because this dyer is so talented!
I knit these using my favorite new method, using two circular needles per sock. For this, I used videos from The Crazy Sock Lady, along with her pattern. I can’t believe how much I enjoy this method of sock knitting!
Pattern: Vanilla Socks on Magic Loop by The Crazy Sock Lady Designs
Yarn: Coloring Book Yarns Sock in Vintage Holiday; random red mini skein
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 3.5 weeks
I cannot get over how much I adore this colorway. It makes me so happy! The pink and the light green…. It is just too adorable!
Generally, I knit vanilla socks when using self-striping yarn because, why not? Let those stripes speak for themselves! For the heel, I did my favorite Eye of Partridge Heel. I almost always use that heel for my socks, except if I’m knitting socks for men (and then I use the standard slip-stitch heel).
For the toes and cuff, I found a red mini to use for a bit of contrast. I always like doing this for self-striping yarn. And yes, the stripes get uneven at the heel, but since I don’t like afterthought heels, it’s just something I’ve come to live with.
I love these socks!