Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.
Sep
27.
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Category: knitting & crocheting
The Freak Like Me socks are well-traveled. I give you…. my favorite haunts.
Vertskebap

Vertskebap

Mighty Fine

Mighty Fine

Mod Pizza

Mod Pizza

Threadgill's

Threadgill’s

Mother's Café and Garden

Mother’s Café and Garden

House Pizzeria

House Pizzeria

Disneyland

Disneyland

Disneyland

Disneyland

outside Mother's Café and Garden

Austin

Austin

Austin

My parents with a sock at Kountry Katfish!

…and my adorable parents with a Freak Like Me sock. I appreciate them always embracing me exactly as I am!

Needles: I started with 2.25mm Signature Needle Arts DPN’s and switched to addi turbo circulars because I don’t knit with DPN’s on planes…since the time I dropped one through my seat straight into the purse of the woman sitting behind me.
Yarn: Fingering yarn from Fiber Addiction
Colorway: Freak Like Me

Pattern: My own experiment


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Once upon a time, I ran across Emily (@fiberaddictionem) on Instagram. She was calling for sample knitters and paying in my favorite currency, yarn. I’d already fallen in love with her Freak Like Me colorway, so I jumped at the chance. She sent me the yarn and pattern, Froggin’. The cuff was gorgeous, but then I realized this pattern didn’t show off the yarn as well as it could. So, between the two of us, we concocted a plan. She sent me Don’t Piss off the Redhead which worked with the pattern in a pleasing fashion and I kept the Freak Like Me yarn for another day.
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I generally work on one “plain” sock and one complicated sock at a given time. Soon, Freak Like Me was up to bat. Through trial and several errors, this is the pattern I ended up with*
CO 64
k1tbl, p1 ribbing for 1.25 inches for cuff.

1 row of: k1, right cable cross (not twisted), p1 around

k3, p1 ribbing for the rest of the leg until you’re 1 inch above the heel.

Fish Lips Kiss Heel (over half + 4 sts Thank you, @gemkhull on instagram)

After finishing the heel, I went back to p1, k3 ribbing over the top half of the foot and stockinette on the bottom half of the foot until it was time for toe decreases (starting on the center of the bottom of the foot)

decrease round-
knit til 3 before first marker(where top of foot begins), k2tog, k1
k1, ssk, knit til 3 before next marker, k2tog, k1
k1, ssk

non-decrease round-
knit

alternate decrease and non-decrease rounds for 4 rows.
decrease round for 8 rows.
Graft 16 sts.
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*This is not so much a pattern as it is me noting where I ended my experiment. Use at your own risk.

To be continued…


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SunriseYarnLately, I’ve taken to welcoming new babies into my realm with socks. I was getting far too behind with blankies and socks really do feel more like Aunt Katie. In this case, Mom-to-be picked out some yarn and asked if I could knit something for Baby Girl.

I agreed and began to hunt for a hat pattern. They were considering naming her Penelope at the time and I ran across this hat and this one for a little Penelope. I took it as a sign and cast on.

PenelopeHatAndSocks
Pattern: Kid at Any Age by Jenette Cross (free)
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Serena
Colorway: Sunrise
Needles: 2.5mm 8″ addi DPN’s
Laddering

Note: You’re going to want to be careful with ladders on this hat. I used 8″ addi DPN’s and the weight of the needles caused some fairly significant laddering. (a better knitter would have noticed this sooner, but it happens to be best of us.) Luckily, the yarn allowed me to block most of it out. I was VERY lucky! or maybe the universe was smiling on her since she’s turned out to be one smiley little lady.

Planum

Pattern: Planum by Clare Devine
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Serena
Colorway: Sunrise
Needles: hmm. maybe 2.25mm circs?

Here she is thinking about her next pair of socks.

Here she is thinking about her next pair of socks.


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