WIP Wednesday: Sock Classics

I have been spending a small amount of time every day working on the Monkey Socks for Camp Loopy. There is visible progress. I’m reaching the point where I’m going to start weighing the yarn. I want to be sure I reach the 400 yard requirement which is a challenge in and of itself when knitting socks.

I’ve been knitting socks since before I had a blog, which was 17 years in March. I love everything about knitting them. They’re magical knitting to me. Along the way I’ve knit a fair number of patterns that I would consider classics. Monkey socks and their cousin No Purl Monkeys are surely classics. Other patterns that fall into this category are Hermione’s Everyday Socks, Broadripple, Vanilla Latte Socks, Blueberry Waffle Socks, and Jaywalker. Which sock patterns do you consider classics?


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19 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Sock Classics

  1. ReginaMary says:

    They look really squishy!

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  2. Kellie says:

    Wow they look great. I’m only onto my second pair ever and both pair are vanilla socks.

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  3. Meg Hanson says:

    Those are really pretty. I like the pattern and the color. I feel like I am still just understanding how to make socks fit!

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  4. sewadilly says:

    Wow, very pretty, plus (to me) very complicated. Looks great!!!

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  5. Laura Kate says:

    Elizabeth Zimmerman Woodsman’s socks. Found in her book The Opinionated Knitter.

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  6. i’m not a sock knitter, except on occasion. But I do like this pattern!

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  7. cattknithat says:

    Oh my goodness! Your socks look more beautiful than the pattern picture!! I’m going to have to get it.

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  8. LDSVenus says:

    WOW those are pretty and look a bit complicated to keep up with. Can hardly wait to see them blocked! I’m sure that pattern uses a little extra yarn so I am betting they will be 400 yds if you make the leg longer than normal :).

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  9. Those look great! I mainly do just a plain sock and don’t use a pattern.

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  10. Mostly, for socks, I use a recipe from Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters, toe up (so I can’t run out of yarn!), and plug in any stitches I want to for lace and/or cables and/or textures. There also was a sock I really liked in a magazine, once, that I no longer have – but I have reproduced it by charting the pattern. What I liked best was that the seed stitch over the instep made them fit really well over my high arch.

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  11. chrisknits says:

    Lovely squishy socks!!!

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  12. Stefanie says:

    You are fast! This is the original Monkey pattern? It looks great in this colorway.

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