Purple Froot Loops

by Natalie on February 19, 2013

I know that this gets said about knitting socks all the time, but man, aren’t they great? You put them in your purse, and knit a row here and there and everywhere and then they get finished. I have been knitting socks for 5 years and I am still surprised and impressed when I finish a pair. I can generally knit them up over a few weeks, and though that may sound like a long time, still feels like a long time. I think it is because they are rarely my main project. They are the project I grab when I have a smaller purse with me, or when I am going out with friends. They are unobtrusive and take up very little room, both in my brain and in my life.
Froot Loop

The details!

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label in Jewel

Pattern: Froot Loop Socks

Needles: 2.5 mm

Modifications: I added more rows in the heel. I have higher arches than most patterns expect and I’ve learned that I get the best fit with more rows. I stopped following the pattern around the toe and just did my basic decreases.

Froot Loop

These socks are going with my February outfit. I had originally pegged them for January, but once I pulled out the yarn and looked at it again I realized that I liked this colour better with the scarf for February. So I’ve started a new pair of socks for January instead. I love how bright and cheery they are.

I am completely obsessed with the idea of having bright coloured socks stick up out of my boots, so I made sure that they were plenty tall enough. Which would all be perfect if the boots I had in mind hadn’t gotten a hole in the leather. The question is weather or not I can get through this winter on the other pair of boots I have. We only have about a month of really cold and snowy weather before rubber boots make more sense. Canadian springs are rather wet.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Melinda February 20, 2013 at 4:53 am

Beautiful. :-)

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Bonnie February 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

I love these! I’ve used that pattern before for self-striping yarn, and I really like it with that and with the yarn you used.

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El February 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

These are lovely, thanks for sharing!

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Julie February 23, 2013 at 11:56 am

Those socks are soooo pretty! I am very much in love with the Jewel colourway lately, and agree with you that a bright peek of socks out of boots is definitely what a dreary February calls for.

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Jane February 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Those socks are scrumptious! – Jane

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Carie March 2, 2013 at 2:40 am

Wow they really zing! Just perfect socks for dreary days. Can you get the boots patched to last a few more weeks? It would seem a shame not to be able to show off such great socks.

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