I love watching Jody and Tracie, aka The Grocery Girls, on YouTube. Their podcast is such a great way for knitters to learn about new yarns, books, and patterns, as well as hear about what techniques these two fabulous knitters are enjoying at the moment. Both of them have published patterns and now I can say I’ve finally knit one: Tracie Millar’s Stay Cozy Socks. And I adore them!
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I wish I could take credit for putting these colors together but my brain isn’t that good when it comes to color. Tracie used a set of minis skeins dyed by The Creative Knitter and the colors are just too amazing. In fact, the colors sold me on these socks. I ran, full speed, to The Creative Knitter website to buy it before it sold out! (The set also included the main gray color.)
Tracie’s pattern forced me to do something I’d never done before: colorwork in socks. While it was fun, it wasn’t my favorite thing to do. At least the result is worth it! Tracie’s pattern is very well written and gives tons of suggestions on techniques to make these socks look great!
Pattern: Stay Cozy Socks by Tracie Millar
Yarn: The Creative Knitter Sock in Holiday Rainbow
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 2.5 weeks
These socks are just too adorable. They were definitely fun to knit, though I wouldn’t choose to do colorwork socks too regularly.
What I most enjoyed about these were the colors. And I was ecstatic when I finished knitting and had yarn leftover from the mini skeins (which led to me buying some more gray yarn in order to make a similar pair of socks). I will definitely use up that yarn to make another pair of socks!
This yarn base from The Creative Knitter is super squishy and soft. I love it! We’ll have to see how it holds up but I’d be happy knitting all the socks out of this base.
If you’re looking for some adorable socks, this pattern is well worth your time!