The biggest socks…

by | May 18, 2007 | Uncategorized

So I’ve been working on these jitterbug socks. And I was hella worried that the socks would be super short. Because, you know, less than 300 yards? And what with me and the boat-like footies?

So I cast on toe-up. And I kept them in stockinette except for a simple faux cable motif running up the sides. The finished sock is gorgeous. I only cast on 60 stitches on size 2 addis. Did I mention the gorgeous?

But here’s the thing. I’ve used less than half of my skein — 54/112 grams. And the sock is the longest sock I’ve ever made. It’s almost taller than my sock blocker.

So I’m kind of scratching my head on this one. Here I was being all careful not to use too much yarn and well… Of course I could be speaking too soon. It could be that the remaining 58 grams are somehow different and the 2nd sock will turn out much shorter. I mean I guess. I don’t know.

Anyhow. It’s dark and rainy here and my sock is wet on the blocker hanging in the bathroom. Not the best photo opportunity. So we will take pictures tomorrow. And post the pattern.


  1. Batty

    Huh. Now that’s a mystery! I guess there’s no question of running out of yarn on your second sock (knock on wood).

  2. Knit Kimber Knit

    Hey hun, I hope to see this completed sock next time I see you at the shop ( menaing Wednesday afternoon!!)

    I hope you have enough yarn for the second sock!

    Have a great week!

  3. V

    You’ve been tagged for the 7 random things meme – see my blog if you’re interested! 🙂

    Strange the way that Jitterbug skein worked – I’ve avoided that yarn because I’m afraid of running out. Huh. I guess, don’t question the Yarn Gods and just enjoy the surplus! ha


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