Cheesy Socks

MeltedCheese2Sometimes a great yarn and a great stitch pattern come together to create something a bit unexpected.

These socks were the brainchild of my youngest daughter.  She picked out the yarn and scoured my knitting books for the perfect stitch pattern.  She even waited patiently for me to finish up several other projects before begging me to finally start on her sunshine yarn.

One of the things I love about multicolored yarns, is that you never know how the color is going to pool.  It’s exciting to watch the color pattern develop as you knit.  The way that this yarn pools gives the impression that you’ve stepped in nacho cheese… which, of course, my daughter loves.  I’m not sure that I love these socks as much as she does.  lol.  They just might be the ugliest socks I’ve ever knit up.  (I can say that because she doesn’t read my blog.)

MeltedCheeseThese were done using my favorite toe-up sock formula with a new-to-me stretchy sock bind off. Previously, I’ve used the sewn bind off to keep the edge stretchy.  However, I stumbled across this awesome magic sock bind off that I much prefer.  Has anyone else used this yet?  It’s so simple, it’s genius.  It really is the stretchiest bind off I’ve ever used but the top of the cuff doesn’t flair out like the sewn bind off does.

I’ve been staring at my yarn cabinet all morning trying to get inspiration for my next project.  I’m thinking about using up some Dishie cotton from Knit Picks for a market-style bag.  Or, maybe a sweater for my little dog with left over sweater yarn.  However, the sock bug has bitten again so maybe another pair of socks…

16 thoughts on “Cheesy Socks”

  1. I’ve gone through several stretchy bind offs but haven’t come across this one before. There’s always something new, out there in the wide stretches of the internet. I’ll try it out for my next pair of socks and see if it beats EZ’s sewn bind off.


    1. lol. You are totally sock worthy! But I must warn you that sock knitting is addictive. Once you start, you may never be able to stop… It took about 40 pairs before I was able to move on to other knitted items. 🙂


  2. More socks!!! They are so addicting – if I ever finish the socks for Pete I have about 10 patterns I’d like to work on for me 🙂 Love that your daughter looks so forward to you knitting things for her!!!


  3. Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off is my favorite for toe up socks! It was the first I learned and I figured everyone uses it. You know what they say about assuming. Anyway, love your blog! Thanks for all the paterns and thanks for visiting my blog.


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