I like to knit, I like to crochet, too, but one of the things I like about knitting is that I can make my own socks. Now, before you go biting my head off, crocheters, yes I know you can make socks via crochet. I just don’t like the drape and feel of them. I tend to crochet a little tightly and crocheted socks don’t fit me as well nor do they stretch well. I need that stretchiness because I have a double wide foot.
As somebody who loves to go barefoot, socks are funny in my head. I love to go barefoot, but socks on my feet are awesome! Maybe it’s because shoes cover up socks and I tend to go for bright, bold, attention-getting yarn that just begs to be showed off and since I already don’t like shoes it works out great.
Anyway, I will post a pic so you can see what I designed. Which is awesome because I’m pretty sure it’s my first design. It might be my second.
It was a pretty simple pattern for an ankle sock (that is to say it fits at the ankle, it is not a crew [end of the ankle/ beginning of the calf] or anklet [slightly taller than an ankle] sock) with a cloverleaf lace stitch on the top.
I’ll put up the pattern as well, but if you’d like to see what I remember from memory (Sorry!)…
I used Red Heart Heart and Sole sock yarn. Pretty sure it was Razzle Dazzle
Needle- US 2 (2.75), or you know, pretty sure it was US 2, since I like to knit socks in size US 2 needles. Maybe whatever the yarn’s label asks for?
A couple of place markers.
Cast on 66. I think I used the Chinese waitress cast on, which is stretchy and easy once you get the hang of it, but hey, use what you’re comfortable with.
Join in round, dividing between three double-pointed needles, if you like place marker to signify beg of round, but you don’t have to just yet.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Continue in Garter St in the round (that is to say knit one row, purl the next) for 1/4 inch.
Added on June 24, 2015:
Switch to working Stockinette St in the round (which is knit every row). Do no more than 5 rows.
Divide the stitches again so that you have 33 stitches on one dpn. This will be your heel. I especially like the wrap and turn heel with the slip stitches, because I’ve made some patterns with that heel and I like that that particular heel stands the test of time. What I’m getting at is that I used that heel design, because it’s awesome, and I recommend it. However, if you like an afterthought heel, for example, go ahead and set it up that way. I’m not gonna stop you.
I’ll post the rest later, I promise.