Knotty or Knice

In the last few days, I finished a long-lingering FO. Knotty or Knice socks:


I had originally planned to make them over the knee socks, like my Chestnut Cabled Socks. But halfway up the leg I couldn’t bear to go on with the tiny little twisted cables any more. So I put it aside for over a year, while I worked up the motivation to complete them– or rather, tried to do so.

Finally I picked them up a week ago, decided they were long enough, and finished them with ribbing. The second sock went really fast – perhaps four days of intermittent work? – and here we are!

My stopping point turned out to be just right – I have only a few metres left of the first skein. The second skein (bought to make knee socks) still waits; I can’t bear to knit with literally the same yarn so soon.

I slip stitched the entire sole (since I wear out the heel and balls of the feet much more than the heel flap), throwing in short rows where necessary to enable the firm, slipped, sole to catch up with the growth of the instep.


The yarn, Dream in Color Smooshy was great to work with – very smooth and tightly spun. It’s slightly thicker than other sock yarn, so the resulting fabric is particularly dense. And the colour is so pretty! Ripe and deep.

Pattern: Knotty or Knice socks
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy, 1 skein, “Sundown Orchid”
Ravelled: here


2 thoughts on “Knotty or Knice

  1. what stunning socks! I don’t think I would have had the stamina to go on with that tiny stitch detail for knee socks, either. And the soles are lovely!

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