Monday, December 15, 2008

My One & Only Christmas Knit !

To reduce the holiday stress for this year, I decided not to knit any Christmas present. However, there is a special person whom I know will really appreciate a pair of hand knitted socks, so I made an exception & knitted these .......

Pattern : XOXO Socks (my own design)

Yarn : Fleece Artist Somoko (Earth)

Needles : 2.5mm Harmony dpns

These socks had been gifted to Gosia who is the Lady-In-Charge of one of the libraries that host our knitting groups. She has been such a great supporter of our group & has become a great friend to many of us. As Gosia is leaving for a family holiday to Poland, I knew that she will appreciate a pair of warm socks in her favorite color.

Gosia loves cables so I decided to come up with my own design & found this lovely cable stitch pattern .....


..... which creates Xs & Os as the cables twist & turn. In between the column of XOXOs, I added a simple 2 stitch baby rib & another 2 columns of baby rib that run along the sides of the socks .....

I am happy with the way the pattern turned out but it is not very prominent in this colorway & I have cast on with another semi solid yarn so that the pattern will show up more. This is the 1st time that I am knitting with Somoko, a lovely & soft yarn & I am sure I will be using it again. Here's the socks, in their new plastic sock blockers, all ready for Gosia !

The socks was gifted to Gosia at our last session in the library & here she is .......

.... they fitted perfectly & she loves them! Have a lovely holiday, Gosia & hope these socks will keep your feet nice & warm !

3 comments:

AJ said...

That's a really sweet gift. They are really pretty and I love the xoxo's in the cables, very neat.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great socks and photo.

Kris said...

she looks so happy!

Lovely socks Ann, hope you have a nice Christmas