I’ve been talking about wanting to knit more Christmas socks for this year and I’ve already got one pair done – my Sheepish Christmas Socks! While I’m not placing a number on this goal, I hope to get several more pairs knitted between now and late November….
But first, let’s talk about this pair!
In late December, I started buying more Christmas yarn so that I could make as many holiday socks as I wanted before December. I wanted both conventional and unconventional Christmas colorways.
I happened upon this self-striping skein of yarn from Color Me Sheepish on Instagram and knew that it was perfect! While brown isn’t my favorite color, it will work wonderfully with my brown shoes! I paired this colorway with a red mini that I’d bought from Yarn by Millie on Etsy.
For self-striping yarn, I wanted to knit vanilla socks. So I turned to my go-to pattern from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks.
Pattern: Basic Top Down Socks with Heel Flap by Charlene Schurch
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 1 monthAs I still tweak my stitches to find my perfect fit sock, I’m learning to leave a few extra stitches on the needles after decreasing from the heel. If not, the stitches are a little stretched on the top of my foot. So, I’m leaving 2-4 extra stitches on the needle for about ½ inch after the heel. We’ll see how that fits!
This yarn was a lot of fun to knit with! It took some pulling of yarn and such to get the stripes to match but once that was done, I was off! If you’re looking for some fun Christmas yarn, I definitely recommend this one!