4.07.2011

sideways, of course!


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. 
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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.
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Nah.


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. 
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(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.)




13 comments:

"Petunia Pill" said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing...can't wait to find the article and try it out! One sock...tooooo funny!

Aisyah Helga said...

It looks lovely and cute! LOL! Just one?! I love the yarn and the pattern. Thanks for sharing the link. I MIGHT give it a try someday.
Have a great weekend, Dawn!

Andi said...

Yeah sock(s)!!!!
Those are lovely. Well done Dawn!

Elizabeth said...

I love this! I have been wanting to try that pattern but wasn't sure. I have to ask, how hard is the pattern? I've just mastered granny squares and some shell edging lately. How would you rate the difficulty of this lovely sock pattern?

Jennifer Stumpf said...

fabulous! i saw that as well in the accessories magazine and i am so glad you tried it before me! wonderful!!

"Never Knew" said...

I saw those in that magazine - didn't buy the mag, though :-( - they looked really groovy! So pleased to hear (and see!) that they are! Your sock looks great!

And, by the way, I have made only 1 glove - twice (two different patterns!) - so you are not the only one. If you're just trying it out... sometimes only 1 gets made... :-P

Linda said...

That is one cute sock!
And a good magazine, too. :)

sylviesgarden said...

Yay! Well done. They look great.
x

Cami said...

I have that magazine and I've been thinking of those socks. I did Shirley's Socks and they, while beautiful, have no give! Glad to see you're so happy with the pattern. I'll definitely give it a try. :)

Deneen said...

I'm glad you posted this. Crochet Me had a vote for a CAL for this, but was adamant you had to use the yarn suggested in the pattern or it wouldn't work out correctly gauge wise and quite frankly, the cost was a bit much. I wanted to try these. Now I am wondering, and you can't answer til you make the second one, how will they feel in your shoes (because of all the ridges?)

Crochet dude said...

they are cute have to try and find the mag in Australia

QuiltedSimple said...

i am so glad you found some totally cool and fitting well crochet socks! now where is the second one? lol....
Hugs,
Kris

Pinkie Cupcake said...

HURRAH! I steered clear of hooked socks because of the lack of stretch-factor. Am now off to get some wool....!