Monday, April 20, 2015

Butterblumchen Socks

Here are a bunch of terrible photos of my first ever socks for ME!  I still haven't gotten a tripod, and I took these when I was the only human in the house, so yeah... voila!
 I will say that sock knitting has turned out to be not so terrible, and these are insanely comfy, so I can see myself knitting more socks in the future.  They are a nice, relatively quick knit option, and a girl only needs so many hats in the sub-tropics.

I love the pattern of these socks.  I found it on Ravelry by searching for free sock patterns.  There are several thousand!  This particular one is Butterblumchen.  I only put three little flowers on each sock even though the pattern has you knit them over the foot as well.  This was for easy of knitting, and also since I can't see how they would hold up well if I wear these inside shoes during winter.

 For now, these are basically slippers in the evening.  So comfy and they make me happy.  Plus, I can pretend I'm ice skating on the tile.

I knit these on little 9" circular needles.  They took some getting used to, but the socks felt like they grew faster than with dpns.  I just took breaks when my hand got uncomfortable from gripping the short needles.  As I progressed, I could knit for longer periods of time.  They just take getting used to.
 These are constructed top-down.  I think I prefer toe-up, which I used for my dad's and my husband's Christmas socks.  I like being able to try on as you go, and it is nice to not have to kitchener at the end.
 Standard heel flap construction, though it was my first time using this method.  I bought the yarn from Webs online.  It is called Charlemont in Soft Grape kettle dyed.  I don't think that the soft grape on the page at the link is the exact same, though.  It looks like a solid.  Anyway, I'm very happy with the yarn and am eyeing the waterfall hand-dyed.  Wouldn't that be a lovely cardi?  I'm still a sweater knitter at heart.


  1. These are so cute! I wish I could get some knitting mojo going. I still have a sweater to finish up from years ago that only needs one shoulder sewn and the trim around the armhole and neckline. I just can't seem to complete it!

  2. It can be hard to get those last bits finished - especially when it's warming up outside!

  3. It can be hard to get those last bits finished - especially when it's warming up outside!


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