Positively Pink Striped Socks
September 23, 2011
June 26, 2014

Positively Pink Striped Socks

Project info
US 6
Needles & yarn
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Knit Picks Felici Fingering Weight
none left in stash
2 skeins = 436.0 yards (398.7 meters), 100 grams

Am knitting these in a KAL with Hayley and Kairee from my knitting group. Both Hayley or Kairee have never knit socks before and so I agreed to teach them and knit a pair of plain jane socks. I opted to do knee socks.
I normally like my socks on 2.25mm needles, but Felici is really thin and so I had to go down a needle size.

My gauge is 13 sts per inch on 2.0mm.

September 29, 2011:
Have knit the foot to 6.75” before starting a short-row heel. But will have to wait to turn the heel tomorrow at knit night when I can do it with Hayley.

:: UPDATE ::

June 20, 2014:
I’ve resisted the urge to cast on a new pair of socks and opted to actually finish a sock WIP. Since these have been on the needles for over 3 years, I think it’s about time they get done!!! I’m not sure if these will turn into knee socks anymore, as I can’t find that 3rd skein!

I’ve also decided to rip out the short-row heel as I really didn’t like how it looked. Instead I’m knitting a gusset heel (gasp! Not an afterthought?!?) to see how the stripes will play out and look.

June 24, 2014:
I’ve knit up both socks to the cuff! Yes, these were already almost halfway done when I picked them back up again but I’m quite surprised that they’ve knit up this fast. I better start thinking what my next pair of socks is going to be!

June 26, 2014:
After over 3 years of being a WIP on the needles, these socks are FINALLY done, done, done!!!! I’m glad I ripped back and re-did the heels, I’ll definitely be wearing these bad boys a lot when the cold weather hits!

Leftover: 20g.

How I knit these:

  • not sure any more how many sts were CO for the toes.
  • increased to 64sts
  • knit until foot measured 6.75” from the tip of toe.
  • knit gusset heel
  • knit leg until measures 5.25” from the top of gusset
  • knit 2x2 ribbing for 1”
  • BO using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO.

Even though I had CO these years ago, I think they were an old enough WIP that I can use them for the Socks With Sarah KAL. So these are the 6th pair!

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September 23, 2011
June 26, 2014
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Knit Picks
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
218 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: July 9, 2010
  • Project created: September 30, 2011
  • Finished: June 26, 2014
  • Updated: September 17, 2014
  • Progress updates: 6 updates