Another pair of socks...

So this is quite a screwup - I'd started a pair of socks for my friend Shakir way before going to the US, and got waylaid. I finally finished them up and took a picture of him wearing them but accidentally had the movie camera function on. So I stopped the film at a good point and did a screen shot and that's what you're seeing here and it's my excuse for the piss-poor quality of the photo and the white triangle in the middle! ;)

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Well, despite the technical difficulties, those look like a great pair of socks. I hope Shakir enjoys them a lot.

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CLABBERS's picture

Great color! You gotta love technology -- when it works! I'm sure that Shakir will wear them with pride!

bobinthebul's picture

Hehe yeah...well it worked fine but I didn't. :) I was just not paying attention!

KenInMaine's picture

They look like a perfect fit! Nice job. Any particular pattern that you used?

bobinthebul's picture

They're toe-ups, which accounts for the fit; he was there when I started them and I measured his foot to know where to start the gusset increases. My basic toe-up is from Denise's toe-up sock tutorial ( with a few changes. I use Judy's magic cast-on instead of Denise's, I like to use a seed rib (one round ribbed one round plain) when the yarn pattern won't obscure it, and for the castoff I just do a plain one with a slightly larger needle. I often do what I call the "Balikesir toe" (but it's used in the Balkans too and I've talked about it before here); these just had a plain symmetrical toe with increases on both sides every other round.


Anything with orange or reds in them is tops on my list. I have another pattern you used plan on using it on my next pair of socks. Hmmm video of wearing socks now thats new.

colamanknits's picture

Very nice, Bob. I love the orange color in the socks. I'm sure that he'll enjoy wearing them.