If you know me --
I have hit you over the head about a billion times you know that I have all but turned myself inside out to make some wearable socks.
Go ahead. Peruse previous posts of mine and you will see sorry, little crocheted socks that are ill fitting and collecting dust on my I-will-never-wear-that! shelf. I have even dabbled into that forever-confusing world of knit & purl, just to maybe get some yarny socks with needles instead of a hook.
But just when I thought all was lost...
...I found a pattern for socks that are crocheted sideways!
Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010
My hugest complaint with crocheted socks has always been ---> there is. no. give. whatsoever when trying to get them on. They just don't stretch.
But holey moley! Brenda K.B. Anderson the designer of Sydney's Sideways Socks has shaken my world in the most wonderful of ways. Sideways, of course!
Just look at those delicious rows of stretchi-ness....
I used my C hook and this very soft, very lovely yarn: Deborah Norville Collection SERENITY Sock Weight in Paprika.
(Shhhhhh! -- I broke the #1 rule of sock-making and only made one....
...but I love these so much, that I am going to make some in every color & size to fill my dresser drawers to overflowing.)