Magical Mystery Sock Tour
Jeanne's MMST - Socks for Swollen Feet by Zoe Jobson. Jeanne said she adjusted
the pattern a little because it was written for a fingering weight yarn, and
she used worsted on size 3 needles. The lace and picot edge seem to hold the
sock up without ribbing and there is plenty of stretch in the lace pattern
It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas as Caty's MMST sock proves. This adorable little Christmas sock ornament was made from a pattern Caty designed herself. She says it takes about an hour to make one of these mini-socks. This one was knitted with Blaublend Special yarn.
This is the Hearts '98 sock designed by Sara Sharpe. Kris knitted these pretty red socks with one strand of Woolease following the pattern exactly. They are a bit slouchy, she says, but very comfortable to wear.
These are the purple and grey striped socks by Linda Shoup. Janet used Dale of Norway Falk in charcoal and grape. They were done on size 6 needles. She says they knit up very tight, for her. Janet ran out of the gray yarn, so the toe of the second sock is all purple instead of striped--but says her sister will wear them anyway. (I would too!) She added that the directions were fairly straightforward and that she enjoyed knitting them.
Knit for the MMST by Martha are the FOLKSY SOCKS designed by Linda Shoup. Martha
used stash yarn, and says the sock design is outstanding and the directions
easy to follow. She says she enjoyed knitting this sock and will make the other
one soon. She noted that the only thing she would change would be to make the
leg part longer.
Jean says as written these socks are very quick to work. She used 2 Skeins of Reynolds Lopi Emerald Green, and Wildfoote to Reinforce cuffs, heels & toes. They were knit on size 6 DP's but cast onto size 7's.
Jean says, "being a cable freak, I HAD to embellish slightly as you can see from the photo.
I included a strand of bright purple Wildfoote in the center twist". *Very* nice socknitting Jean. This pattern is from DAWN BROCCO Knitwear Designs and can be found here: http://www.dawnbrocco.com/Socks.html
Mary's excellent Ribbers MMST Sock: The pattern is by Joan Hamer. It was designed for worsted wt. yarn, but she says it is knit tighter than normal, for better wear. She chose oatmeal colored Galway and used #3 US to get gauge. She knit the pattern exactly but says the heel flap on this sock was not long enough for her, (see photo), and that these socks will go to her DD. She found this pattern to be fun and easy to follow. http://knitting.miningco.com/library/blribbers.htm?pid=2731&cob=home
Tracie's contribution to the MMST is the Aran Sock by Judy Sumner. Tracie used Wool Ease in a color called "Fisherman". She used # 4 needles to fit a size 6 foot but says the pattern called for # 5, so anyone making these socks for larger feet would definitely want to go up a needle size or two. She added that the knitting went fairly quickly, faster than she expected for this type of pattern. Don't you just love this sock?