Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wildberry by Vesper

Just in time to keep my feet warm 
during this cool snap here in mid-MO.

If you look closely, the 'star' increase method is the one I used for co and toe increases.
I like the way it gives a more rounded toe.
The spiraling increase distribute the increase stitches equally 'round the toe.


Vesper Self-Striping yarn is great.
It's a light fingering so I used a size #1 US to obtain my usual 8sts/inch gauge.
This gives a great fabric that gives good endurance to the sox.

Since these have the Afterthought Heel the striping was maintained more or less in sequence.

The same method as the toe increases was used in the heel decreases.  Again, decreases were equally distributed around the heel and using the same math the length of heel were equal to the length of the toe.


I used a Surprizingly Stretchy bind off at the cuff.
So simple to do - such a lovely way to end the sock.
This gives more than enough stretch to pass over the heel hinge area and have enough umph to keep the cuff snug around the leg.

? Does this last photo make my feet look l-o-n-g??
lol !

hugs

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
blue 'cuz the temp is 49°F at 4:30 p.m.

24 comments:

  1. Wow, that was quick! I'm very impressed that you can get your feet in that position! I can't do that!

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    1. ha-ha-ha-ha
      now to get that cramp worked out

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  2. Glad you will be warm tonight!
    Pretty!!!!

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    1. Not used to temps in the 50s, it's been a while.
      Between knit sox AND THE FURNACE should be able to do it.
      Thanks for visiting, Patti.
      hugs
      Gerry

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  3. Beautifully bright and colorful! I can imagine how toasty warm they must feel on this cool day.

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    1. It is a wonderful chance to wear my recently completed projects.
      Thanx for stopping by, Anna.
      hugs

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  4. Did you pull a muscle posing for that last pic? Socks turned out great. You are gonna hafta show me that cast on sometime.

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    1. Easy-peasy pose. I walk just like that :*)
      I love this particular co - the toe is so rounded and
      the heel can be just as round.
      Thanx for leaving your Comment
      hugs

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  5. Another great pair of socks. Hope your feet didn't get locked in that position of the last pic.

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    1. Hey, guys, I'm limber, I'm flexible, I'm fibbing
      hugs, Betty, thanks for visiting today.

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  6. Once a dancer, always a dancer?

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    1. First Position.
      then on to Glissade,
      then, ta-da, Arabesque !
      It's wonderful what we retain from Girl Scouts.
      Hey, Evelyn, thanks for visiting and commenting.
      hugs ♥

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  7. Looks like you had Mary Poppins for a sock model on that last picture.
    The socks are awesome, as is the shawl. You never cease to amaze me!!!

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    1. Don't think I ever saw the Movie Mary Poppins :*(
      Those sox turn out looking great because of the indy dyer that creates them. All I did was knit 'em.
      hugs

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    1. Barb, I'm wearing them today and ♥ ♥ ♥ 'em.
      hugs

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  9. Love the pic with the feet pointed east and west!! These are so fun!

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    1. Next pair I model it'll be toe-to-toe.
      Not ! ! ! !
      Thanks for stopping by, Shelley.
      hugs

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  10. You always create the best pairs of socks. Their so much fun.
    Especially love these colors together. Did you say 49 degrees. OMGosh I can't believe my kids all had on shorts while hunting eggs yesterday. haha
    Today I set back and thought of how lucky I am to have such beautiful family and friends.
    Of course you were high on my list. I wanted to come by and send you special Easter Blessing and much love
    Maggie

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    1. Maggie, Maggie, you're right! Sox are FUN ! ! !
      The more color the better.

      You are always in my Thoughts and am so happy that your Easter was spent with Family having Fun.

      hugs

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  11. Ok, knock it off! You know how much I covet your socks, yet you keep tempting me with these kinds of posts!!! Not fair...

    Really, I love that you make them and they keep your feet warm. Just think of me and my cold toes next time you cover your long feet in some cozy new creation...

    xoxoxox

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    1. Vicki, you're my inspiration for knitting more and more sox :*) LOL

      Love reading your Comments and look forward to what you'll say next.

      hugs

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  12. Looking good. What fun stripie colors. But, I forgot what a pair of sock feels like...he-he.... off to see what else I've been missing here.

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    1. Okay, gal, rub it in. No shoes for your entire vaca ! ! ! !
      Flip-flops don't count as shoes. You with polky-dot toes.
      hugs

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