Finery Socks

by | Jan 16, 2010 | Uncategorized


I wanted to call these Frippery socks. But I always search for names on Rav before naming stuff, and frippery was used multiple times. So Finery Socks it is. I love these socks. Chris wanted to make some socks out of her most popular colorway, Toe Curling ‘O’. Um yes, the O stands for what you think it does and on her site it is spelled out. But I don’t want to attract any more weirdos than I already do.


When I whipped up the pattern I thought it would look lovely. But Chris did the sample knitting, so I had no idea how lovely it would look until she brought the in-progress sample up to the yarn shop on Wednesday. Lovely is an understatement. And the color is rich, so evocative, dare I say it? So aptly named. It really is just that fabulous of a color.

I think this stitch pattern would look lovely in handpainted or variegated yarns as well. The stitch pattern has a lot of movement that would break up pooling. It starts off with 2×1 ribbing and has a slip-stitch short-row heel for durability.


Needles: Size 2.5 needles (3.0 mm)

Yarn: Politically Incorrect Yarns & Fibers Merino-Cashmere-Nylon (MCN), 100g, 435 yards

Sizes: S/M and M/L Women’s

Gauge: 30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round

Notes: This sock is worked top down magic loop style with a heel flap. It is offered in 64 and 72-stitch counts, with written and charted instructions for the lovely lace pattern.

For sale on Ravelry. Only $6.00.

1 Comment

  1. Kelley

    Here’s a big ‘ol pat on the back! WHACK! Those are the prettiest socks I’ve EVER seen!!


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