Little Socks

Back at the end of June I mentioned that I was going to knit myself a pair of Turkish Bed Socks, partly because I wanted to try the new and interesting construction.

Turkish Bed Socks

Turkish Bed Socks

(Sorry for the bad picture. The camera had a lot of trouble with the really dark yarn.)

The pattern was interesting, but having to do mattress stitch after the heel and then casting-on and picking up more stitches before working down the foot was… well, a pain. Trying to do mattress stitch while riding the train was impossible.

Turkish Bed Socks on my foot

Turkish Bed Socks on my foot

The resulting sock does fit well (better than other anklets I’ve made), but I still feel the pattern is just too fiddly. And, I prefer fingering-weight yarn knit at a tighter gauge. Unfortunately, it would take too much work to adjust this pattern for a more standard sock gauge.

As for the yarn, I used Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in Blackberry, a very dark purple. I’ve used it before, both in fingering weight and worsted, and I do like it. However, I know that at this loose gauge these socks won’t last long. Still, they are cute and will keep my toes warm at bedtime, at least for a little while.

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