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Tennis Socks

(These were actually finished a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been busy spindling and waiting for a decent rain free day to take pictures.)

I was nostalgic for those cute little tennis/golf socks from years ago. You know, those little socks with a small bit of rolled edge at the ankles. But not just any old rolled edge. The top wasn’t a contiguous round, but top of foot was separate from the back. The rolled edge helped keep the sock from sliding down inside your tennis or golf shoes.

I present you…my variation on that sock.

Socks 0802: tennis socks

Yarn: 3-ply handspun; Superwash Merino from Crown Mountain Farm in “Say A Little Prayer” color way.
Needles:US #0 (2 mm)
Gauge: 7.5 spi
Pattern: Variation on my generic toe-up socks with figure 8 cast on; increased up to 64 sts; short row heel; and sewn bind-off.
Yardage: unknown, but I used less than 2 oz. of the yarn. (I think it’s finally time to buy a McMorran Yarn Balance.)

Aren’t these socks adorable? They knitted up very quickly. One evening per sock.

I’m not 100% satisfied with these socks yet. I was playing with a no wrap short row heel, and I don’t like the little peekaboo look. I also want to experiment with the ratio for the front/back roll-top. Once satisfied, I’ll post the sock recipe. For now, it’s time to cast on the next pair.

P.S. Can you tell I’m taking a PhotoShop class right now? I’m having fun playing with all the options in the software.


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1 Comment

  1. Betty

    Hi, Just a note to say I love reading your blog and so love the little socks.

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