My first project with the Shepherd Sock yarn Fruit Stripe Collection was a baby sock. Orange is my favorite color for babies when you don’t know the gender, so I used the orange stripe colorway. Here’s the sock when I’d just started the cuff:
I’ve since finished, but I have yet to write the pattern. As soon as I do, I’ll post it.
After the baby sock, I started a pair of socks for myself. It was hard to choose a color, but I finally went with lime stripe. And after a weekend with Wendy and some time reading Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, I decided to start at the toe.
I love Judy’s Magic Cast On and have used it exclusively since I learned it. I increased to the circumference of my foot and now I’m working toward the heel. Shepherd Sock yarn is so soft, it’s a pleasure to knit. And I love watching the stripes form.
Earlier on I realized how cool the inside of the sock looks. I considered ripping back and knitting sock in reverse stockinette, but I’ll save that for another project. Right now, I want to concentrate on these socks so I can start wearing them!