Finished: Scale Socks

finished scale socks


Scale Socks by Me

My Ravelry Post: here
Stitche Pattern: from Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls by Martha Waterman
Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns (sports weight – purple dot 1 skein
Needles: 3mm, and then 3.75mm for ankle upwards
Note: I am a toe-up sock person. In fact 99% of the time I’m a toe-up-both-socks-at-the-same-time person. Being sports weight these knitted up in no time.

scale socks - full

Of course they’re completely unsuitable for July – yes it’s raining here in the UK but it’s also MUGGY, and so they’ve gone into the drawer, ready for when it starts getting chilly again.

Conclusion: I like them. I love the yarn – and the stitch held together well. (I’d like to knit another, finer pair, with a purl row between each vertical row of scales, which I think would look great.)

Currently I’m trying to knit up a number of dk/sports weight skeins into socks. This is not the season for it, but I’m loathed to buy more yarn until I do.

Plus there are knitting rules that I feel happy to stick to:

  1. There is always a pair of socks on the go
  2. There is always some lace and/or a shawl on the go (this will be the case of the forseeable future given the that Frost Flower Shawl is still only about 1/4 completed, and probably needs some more work putting into it).

And proving said rules, I already have another pair of socks on the go (and another fo to show, but I’ll leave that till next week), and I’m waiting for the shawl book my sister is bringing back, before I start my nannan’s shawl, since I’m still not 100% sure what pattern I’m going to use.

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