Friday 18 December 2020

#showoffyourwoollysocks2020 Days 22-30

In November I hosted #showoffyourwoollysocks2020 over on Instagram, where I showed off my woolly socks every day in November. I've already published run downs of days 1-7, 8-14 and 15-21 here on my blog, but I never got round to sharing days 22-30, so here they are!

Days 22-30

Day 22
: My socks for Day 22 are my Spinnaker Socks; they’re DK weight, and lovely and warm. I used Ripples Crafts Yarn Doubly Reliable Sock, and it was a delight to work with, and is now a delight to wear! The pattern is available on Ravelry,* LoveCrafts and PayHip

Day 23: Day 23's socks are beautful and subtle (so not really my usual thing!). I designed these Seed Head Socks in the summer, and really enjoyed the whole process. They use dipped stitches to create little seed heads, and are a lot of fun to knit. You can find the pattern on Ravelry,* PayHip and LoveCrafts.

Day 24: Today's socks are the Bobby Socks, which is one of my designs. They have a super-cute, fun frill, and a lovely delicate lace pattern. You can find the pattern on Ravelry,* LoveCrafts and PayHip.


Day 25: These socks are knitted in Knit Picks Felici (it’s my favourite yarn, you might have gathered that by now!) in the colourway Spring Blooms. The pattern is Non-Euclidean by Sarah Jordan* and it features a heel that doesn’t need you to pick up any stitches.

Day 26: How early is too early for Christmas socks? I wear these socks all year, but on Day 26 I was wearing them with one of my favourite Christmas jumpers. I was using the greenery as a backdrop for some pattern photos and thought I might make the most of it being out! Yarn is by Unbelievawool.

Day 27: In my effort to spend less time on my phone on Day 27, I accidentally forgot to take a photo of my socks! Here’s a late night shot as I headed to bed. These are my Amy socks, named after my a fabulous friend. They’re knitted toe up, and have a simple lace pattern that is really intuitive. You can find the pattern in my PayHip, LoveCrafts and Ravelry* stores.


Day 28: The frost was heavy on the 28th, so my plans to wear lacy socks were put to one side and I went for these festive sport weight ones instead. The yarn is from Austria or Germany and was gifted to me by the lovely @jinyknits. They make me think of cookies and Christmas preparation.


Day 29: Another pair of cosy socks for the penultimate day of #showoffyourwoollysocks2020 These are sport weight, and were made from a colourblocked yarn by @knitcrate I snipped the yarn into its constituent colours and striped it, using the smallest portion for the toes, heels and cast off. These socks have silk in, which is a great alternative to nylon as it adds strength.


Day 30: For the FINAL day of #showoffyourwoollysocks2020, I wore the socks I knitted in November for the #soywskal2020. I knitted them in yarn by Stripey Cat Yarns, a fabulous UK-based dyer who specialises in stripey yarn. They are made in high-twist Bluefaced Leicester, and were so much fun to knit!

That's it for the 2020 edition of Show Off Your Woolly Socks. Wht do you think? Should I bring it back next year?

*Ravelry link: may cause issues for people with photosensitivity, proceed with caution.

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