Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Back to the future socks!

Neon anklets - What a Feeling! Oh, it's a flashback to jelly shoes and singlet lace gloves. Here I present my interpretation of vintage, mixing a pattern from 1948 and colors from the 1980's. Zowie!


Pattern: Women's Cable Anklets from Handknits by Beehive - Socks Men and Women published 1948

Yarn: Regia Cotton Surf - 41% superwash wool, 34% cotton, 25% polyamide

Gauge: 30 stitches per 4 inches in stockinette

Needles: Bamboo #2 dpns

And just to prove that I actually did complete a (somewhat) matching pair, here they are cuddled together in socky love. Color is washed out intentionally to spare thine eyes.

My toes are pleasantly toasty and my heart is full. Yay socks!

12 comments:

Rain said...

Excuse me while I reach for my sunglasses. Wonky they are fantastic. The pattern is gorgeous and strangely the yarn works. They look really cool.

KNIT A NEW DREAM said...

Just gorgeous and they will be fun to wear!! Sue

Zonda said...

Nice job on those!!! Love the patterning on them! Enjoy! :)

ZantiMissKnit said...

YUMMM. . . .I love those 80s neon-shurbert colors!!!

cpurl17 said...

I love those socks! Because of you and your adorable socks, I've bid on 2 Beehive socks pattern books. Both on en route from Canada.

Martha said...

Awesome!

sgeddes said...

Great socks! I really like the cable pattern.

jpknits said...

Very nice work. What a great way to work up a vintage pattern!

Ali said...

I want a pair like those! They are totally awesome. Rad!

Seriously, those are one of the coolest pair of socks I've seen.

Thea said...

what a great pattern! And I do love the colors -- must keep my eye out for that 1948 book....

Jerry & Maxy said...

Rock on, wonky! Those are fab!

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