I started these ones in India but didn’t get very far – I think I was on the top of the increases when I got home. These started out with the intention of being knee socks, but once I hit the ribbing I just kept going! I thought they would end up thigh-high, but they’re more like just over the knee with the ribbing a bit scrunched.

242.365 - over the knees

In the front they’re just plain:

over the knee socks

But in the back there’s a wee cable (mirrored between the two socks) right up from the bottom up the heel to the start of the ribbing.

...fun in the back!

Tough to photograph since the yarn is so dark! I used 2 skeins of Dream in Color Smooshy in Midnight Derby – a fantastic colour. My knee socks pattern (for the stripey ones) is nearly complete, so I’m going to add in notes on how to turn them into over-the-knee socks into that pattern.

Somehow I’ve been plugging away at several big projects so now I have one almost complete (just needs blocking and buttons) sweatercoat and one almost complete cardigan as well! Oh, I did take a photo of the cardigan last week, so here it is.

I seem to be liking the circular yoke lately

I still need to figure a collar and buttonband treatment, but I’m getting there!

16 Responses to “FO: more and taller socks”

  1. grumperina

    Wow, the over-the-knee socks are beautiful! They seem to fit you incredibly well, and are very practical with skirts.

  2. Elise

    I love the cable up the back. Simple, and all it needs. I really like the length, too. Do they stay up well? I always have problems with long socks sliding or rolling down my calf.

    I’m loving that cardigan, too! The shaping with the rib looks very flattering!

  3. Stephanie

    The socks are great, but I’m really loving that cardigan. The way the cables come together at the waist is just dreamy….

  4. Seanna Lea

    I love the socks. It will soon be too warm for them (see my crossed fingers), but they look like just the thing for the winter layers!

  5. little_lj

    I really need to get a better mindset when it comes to knitting socks… I don’t know what it is but they always seem so daunting: the endless leg, getting the tension right when turning the heel… and no sooner have you finished one… then you have to start all over on another! It’s like thinking you’ve reached the summit of a mountain, only to realise its not the summit at all, and you still have another identical huge trek ahead of you.

    Or maybe that’s just me??

  6. Karalee

    The socks are beautiful! And you’re right, Midnight Derby is a great color – I just finished an Amelia cardigan in the worsted weight. (Love that pattern!)

  7. Andi

    I love the cardigan. Great little rib detail. Are you going to make the pattern available?

  8. gleek

    i love those over-the-knee socks. they are so so cute and perfect for spring, no? the cardigan is so great. i can’t wait to see what it looks like with the button band and collar!


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