Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Pattern: Popped by Hunter Hammersen (I’ll let ya’ll know when the pattern is out.)
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal yarn
This pattern is not super stretchy, so you’ll want to try a sock on after one leg chart repeat to make sure you can get it over your heel. Don’t try it on after just the cuff ribbing. That’s a rookie mistake…that I totally made.

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal

These are mostly wool; I can block more room into them. (Please don’t point out that “That’ll block out.” is NOT the voice of reason)

Colorway: Spring

I’m not a huge fan of how this yarn feels, given that I like my socks on the softer side, but the colorway got A LOT of compliments and I do love it when people admire my knitting.

Needles: Started with 2.25mm Sig. Arts DPN’s but the yarn was 1% splitty, and the cuff was kind of big, so I switched to 2.0mm wooden needles.
spring green socks

This is where you realize why I don’t sound more worried. I have a plan.

I know a knitter who is the Jackie Chan of blocking. I knit fine looking socks, and sometimes they go off for a wee vacation and come back looking like movie stars…and if her blocking magic doesn’t fix these puppies, they’ll be sacrificed on the alter of the 100 sock challenge without a second thought because as I said, several people were admiring them.

Ya’ll know I love a Plan B.

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  1. Bonnie says:

    I’m not going to lie–I love that color, too. I think they look great!

  2. Michelle says:

    I do hope that your blocking wizard is able to save these socks. I think they’re beautiful.

  3. Alicia says:

    Fun! It is a nice color. You’re quite a speedy sock knitter!

  4. Evelyn says:

    Lovely yarn, the socks look gorgeous! Hope the blocking fixes any sizing issues :)

  5. Stephanie says:

    They’re lovely! I hope the blocking helps. I’ve knit a couple pairs of socks with yarn that I didn’t love knitting with because they weren’t very soft, but I really love wearing them! Go figure! Anyways, that’s a really pretty colorway. I may have to try Stroll tonal someday! :)

  6. Carrie says:

    I need a something, anything, in that gorgeous green.

    Just snip off a piece of it and that’ll do.

    That is just gorgeous.

  7. Michelle says:

    Love these….I really need to learn how to knit.

  8. Katherine says:

    These socks look great! I like the way the pattern on the foot tapers down to a point.

    I have a question that is not related to this post. I see on your about page that you have entered knit and crochet items in the Texas state fair. I am thinking about entering a few items this year. Did you mail in your entries? How did you package them? Did you label the socks with any pattern or personal information?

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