Pink & Orange!

One pair of socks done, another pair started. I tossed the stash, and this is what came up next.


The yarn is Trekking, fairly vintage. The color is imaginatively named “1000”.

I just love knitting little picot sock tops. They are sort of a pain in the arse to get started*, but they are so freaking cute once they get to this point.

I know, I know. I am a sock nerd. This will be the same damn pattern, with picot tops instead of ribbing. I live on the edge.

*Cast on, knit seven rows plain, then do one row of yo, k2tog around, then another 7 rows plain. Then turn up the hem and knit the next row with the cast on row to make a little picket fence top. Ingenious. I didn't make this up, I learned it from Claudia.


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About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Pink & Orange! — 4 Comments

  1. I love knitting socks, too. This yarn is gorgeous.

    What does that mean – “I tossed the stash?” I live in terror until I hear what happened.

  2. Thanks for the new-to-me technique. I’ll try after I’m finished with the two shawls I have on the needles. Itching to knit socks again.