Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sock Monkey Socks

I started with three colors and asked you to guess what I was making.










Fortissima Socka color #1048, #1075 and #1003

Did you guess?














This is my interpretation of the famous Rockford Red Heel Socks that are used for making Sock Monkeys. I think they turned out pretty good, even if my short row heel needs a lot of help (more practice). I think my friend who is crazy about sock monkeys will really like them.

The socks are knit on US size 1 (2.5 mm) and the gauge is roughly 8 stiches/ inch. I cast on 64 stitches and worked a K1 P1 ribbing for 3 1/2" before moving to the body. The heel is made using a short row method and adding in the slice of red towards the center. The toe decrease is the Flat Toe method (as illustrated in Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. This was a super easy and quick knit and I love how they turned out. The Fortissima Socka really makes a sturdy sock and I think these will hold up well for years.

2 comments:

Guinifer said...

They look like they've been kissed on the heel!

Merouda said...

Well, of course, I totally love them, as you know. What I wanted to tell you though, is that Baby K was absolutely thilled with his stockings and loved them so much that he wore them to school on his first day back. And it's even better that he has a matching pair with Nana.

Michael? Soooo Jealous. Wimpers "Can G make me one too?"