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Fruit Stripe Socks for Me

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:

Orange Stripe Baby Sock Cuff

I’ve since finished, but I have yet to write the pattern. As soon as I do, I’ll post it.

Lime Stripe Socks

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.

the inside of my lime stripe sock

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!

6 thoughts on “Fruit Stripe Socks for Me

  1. Hey, Craig, I like your choice in the lime green!

  2. Thanks, Will, I’m really liking it!

  3. I love the baby sock. It makes me think of a creamsicle! Looking forward to the pattern. I’m working on some Jelly Bean socks from the Spud & Chloe blog now.

  4. […] this month I showed you the baby sock I’d started in the orange stripe color of the Fruit Stripe Collection. The Fruit Stripe Collection is six […]

  5. Ooooh, cute! I want to make these!

  6. […] I finished the Fruit Stripe socks that I began last month. Shepherd Sock yarn is a dream to knit and I love the Lime Stripe colorway from our Fruit Stripe […]

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