After two and a half months, which is a ridiculous amount of time, I have finally finished a pair of socks begun in January. These are the Mapleridge socks, a pattern chosen from Kate Atherley’s sock book, which I got for Christmas. I chose the cuff down option, and altered the toe to do my usual Kitchener toe.
I love the stitch pattern; it has such lovely squishy depth. And I think the yarn is a tiny bit thicker than some of the other sock yarn I’ve used, so on the size one needles, it works up into a dense, snuggly fabric.
I’ve tried them on but haven’t worn them so I can’t comment on fit, but I am interested to see how they wear. The heel and gusset are different than the others I’ve made, and the bottom edge of the heel hits a different spot on my foot. Plus there’s that little ridge from knitting into the back loop, and I don’t know how I’ll like that.
The yarn is Madtosh Sock, which is so soft but doesn’t have nylon, and I hope they wear well without getting holes too quickly. Still, I’m in love with the color, the style, the feel, so they’d have to be pretty uncomfortable for me to not want to wear them a lot!
Maybe it’s lucky that we’re having this endless winter? At least it gives me more time to wear my cozy handknit socks!
They look awesome! I would worry about that ridge on the heel too – will it give you blisters?
That’s what I’m afraid of. Fingers crossed for no blisters!
They are beautiful and the green is so spring like. Hopefully you are getting some better weather than us. We are headed to the grocery store to stock up before the next blizzard this weekend
Oh no! I’m sorry–we were supposed to get snow this weekend but I think it moved away. Hope spring finds you soon!
They turned out great! I love the look,and hope they’re comfy to wear long-term!
Thank you! I hope so too!