Posted by: Kim | March 29, 2008

Winter FO Tour – Day 3


Cindy’s Basic socks view 1

Pattern: My own

Size: Woman’s US 10 foot

Yarn: ONline Supersocke 100 Highland color (75% wool, 25% polyamid) in color 837, one 100g skein

Needles used: Addi Turbo circulars, size US 1 (2.5mm)

Project start date: December 2007

Project end date: January 2008

Notes: I had originally bought this yarn for socks for my sister about a year ago, but I never got around to starting them. Then, two things happened to her that kicked me into gear:

  1. She started traveling every month to Australia for work, thus leaving her feet cold on the flights overnight.
  2. Winter arrived in Minnesota.

Even though I had already got a skein of Araucania Ranco Multi at Wildfibers for her, I decided to use the older yarn first. The self-striping nature of the yarn made this a no-brainer: K1/P1 ribbing on the cuff, stockinette leg and instep, with a standard heel flap, round heel and standard toe. Basically your vanilla ice cream of socks. I did experiment with some patterns, but this yarn is plied with one strand of black and one strand of variegated color, and it just created too much noise.

Sis had reported that her feet are now warmer, and she was kind enough to send me a couple of photos with them on her feet:

Cindy’s Basic socks view 2Cindy’s Basic socks view 3

And like all other homemade sock addicts, she’s already wondering when she’s going to see that Araucania, since she helped me pick it out.


  1. They look great!

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