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Koigu Indigo Short-Cuff Socks
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM colorway P820
Needles: Susan Bates size 2 aluminum
Pattern: Heel and toe based on FiberTrends Hellen’s Favorite Socks
Notes: Now I see why some knitters swear by Koigu… Finished these in 10 days- they were hard to put down!

I have used this pattern for 3 of my 4 finished pairs of socks. It is a simple pattern that leaves plenty of room for "knitter’s license". I started with a one-inch rib, and then extended into stockinette stitch for the remainder of the cuff. I chose to make shorter cuff socks because I was unsure about the yardage, this being my first time using Koigu. I have size 10 feet, so I did not want to run out of yarn right before the toe! Looking back, I could have extended my cuff at least another inch, as I have a good amount of yarn leftover.

They fit perfectly, and I am already thinking about purchasing some more Koigu… but I need to work through some of the stash yarns before I think about that!

I have one sock lingering on the needles, and I plan to finish that one soon. I also plan to cast on for the Red Hot Sizzling Socks in the next few days. Then I came across this lovely yarn (a gift from Heather), and it got me thinking about a pair of bright pink socks for March’s Project Spectrum. The wheels in my head don’t stop turning!

The Phildar Plaisance (colorway Berlingot) is a cotton/acrylic blend and will be perfect for some lightweight spring/summer socks. I am planning to check out Amy’s free sock pattern repository to find a pattern that matches the yarn.

I finally got back to my Hourglass sleeve – I was feeling like quite the slacker after reading Yahaira’s post about working on her lovely version, and it was just the impetus I needed to knit up a few more inches last night. I am closer than I was before, but the road is long.

Its not a race, I have to keep telling myself… However, I would like to wear this sweater before the weather gets too warm for alpaca and silk… (KnitPicks Andean Silk in colorway Lettuce)

Project Spectrum continues to grow, and many new participants are joining every day! There are an array of beautiful buttons to choose from too – check it out!

I hope to have a list of Project Spectrum participants set up by tomorrow or Monday. Stay tuned!

Have a great weekend.

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72 Responses

  1. Coleen

    Hi Lolly!
    I just kind of stumbled onto your blog. Love the socks! Nice job. I think we must be neighbors since All About Yarn is not far from my house and I shop there all the time! Happy Knitting!

  2. eyeleen

    Great socks! wonderful color!

  3. catherine

    I love that KKPM color, I have that same one waiting to be knitted up into socks in my stash :) the leaf color of your hourglass sweater is just absolutely beauitful, lolly it is going to look great on you:) can’t wait to see it! And I can’t wait for the spectrum KAL to start, I have things already planned!

  4. toni

    Great Socks lolly! Can’t wait to see the hourglass finished as well! You picked a great color for that one!

  5. Stephanie

    Lovely socks and you’ve been busy. Look at all that progress on Hourglass. Love the pink yarn by the way.

  6. lynda

    I love your Koigu socks! I have yet to try Koigu – but as much as everyone raves about it… I think I’d better! Yours are beautiful. And, up goes your sock count! yeah!

  7. Marie

    I love the indigo koigu socks – the blues are so intense and vibrant. Not to mention they look like they knit up fast – my kind of sock!

  8. Donna

    Love the newest sockies! Boy you are just knitting those things in your sleep, eh?! Hope you had a great weekend. xo D

  9. Faith Fiberflash

    Lolly, you’re amazing! I don’t know how you find time to put together all these knit-alongs and knit as well!

    I’ll be interested to see how you feel about the Andean Silk once you get to wear it. I’ve had my eye on that yarn for a while, for the same project. =)

  10. Faith Fiberflash

    woops! Forgot to mention — the link to my blog on the Project Spectrum page is messed up. No rush to fix, of course, but I thought I’d just let you know. =)

    Thanks again for everything you’re doing!

  11. teresa

    Nice socks! I also recommend knitting them toe-up to maximize your yarn potential. Don’t worry about your hourglass progress, after the sleeves it’s super quick to finish! And my second sleeve went much quicker than the first (though not for any logical reason that would suggest it’s a universal thing :) ).

  12. kelly

    Cute socks Lolly!

  13. lisa

    Those koigu socks look so yummy I’m practically drooling! The socks look fabulous!

  14. Emily

    The potential pink socks make me think of candy! But then, a lot of things make me think of candy. May I just say, “Good Golly! Look at all the pretty buttons!” It’s going to be hard to pick just one.

  15. Isis/Lani

    Oh, I love your blue socks. Very vibrant. I am itching to make some socks, but am waiting for the Knitting Olympics. I am tackling knee socks. Whew!

  16. Wendy

    I’m a sucker for a good button! Fab socks, too!


  17. Rachel

    Hi Lolly,

    Those socks are so cute! I have size 10 feet too so I understand your concern about running out of yarn before the toe. Can’t wait to see how your Hourglass turns out in that great green color. It’ll look fab on you!

  18. Dipsy D.

    I love your socks – the colorway is absolutely adorable! Blue is just such a vibrant and healthy color, it always reminds me of summer, sun and the ocean! I’m looking forward to see Hourglass finished too, and wish you a lot of fun with knitting that one!

  19. Isela

    Those socks are sooooo gorgeous, I am in love with the colors, I must go find that yarn..

  20. Esther

    Absolutely LOVE the socks!! I’ve never tried knitting with Koigu – it is now a MUST DO!

  21. mrspilkington

    cute, cute, cute! and i love that plaisance. i am so excited about project spectrum — brilliant idea.

  22. isel

    Hourglass is looking great. I wish I had enough Lettuce to make it too.
    Great job on the socks. They look Koigulicious.

    I’m thinking about working on some journal pages and some knitting for Project Spectrum.

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