A Neater Sock

I made this for the Handyman's posh socks

Created by: Susan@Hollygrove

  • Project Details

    About

    A more fitted sock for the Handyman rather than the usual looser working sock, which allows for a second pair underneath. These socks, most likely, will be working socks for his outdoor projects, just for the warmer weather when 2 pairs of socks in his boots are too much.

    Update: socks finished, however they don't match. Very disappointed that despite matching up all the way through until heel, the yarn then changed its stripe pattern. This is the second time this has happened with Paintbox Yarns Socks, the first time was manageable as I cut the yarn and wound on until I found pattern resumed. This time the striping was completely different.
    Luckily the Handyman doesn't mind as much as I do!

    Yarns

    Needles & Hooks

    • Double Point 2.75mm (US 2) 20cm

    Accessories

    • Tapestry Needle

    Measurements

    Notes: Made to measure for a shoe size 10

    Tags

    • Socks
    • Men

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Jan 31, 2018 Finished on: Feb 3, 2018
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    8 Comments

    • Karli

      Montreal

      You make beautiful socks, Susan H!
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      • Susan@Hollygrove

        Correze

        Thank you Karli. I think when you like doing something it helps you do it well.
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      • Karli

        Montreal

        @Susan@Hollygrove: I couldn't agree more! You take pleasure in it and ultimately produce something beautiful. :)
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    • Rosemary C

      Cambridge

      I have just had the same problem with paintbox yarn. Mine also changed stripe pattern at the heel and I then couldn't match the stripes. Like you I wound off some of the yarn but couldn't match it up again. I have only made them for me so it doesn't matter but disappointing. However I do like the colour of the socks you have knitted.
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      • Susan@Hollygrove

        Correze

        Hi Rosemary. Very disappointing when such a lot goes into making a pair of matched socks. I had the problem twice and then went back to LoveKnitting. They sent me a replacement ball, but more importnatly they are now aware of the problem.
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      • Rosemary C

        Cambridge

        @Susan@Hollygrove: I too contacted Love knitting but unfortunately they told me it was the nature of the yarn so therefore could not give me a refund. Never mind I will know for the future.
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    • Susan@Hollygrove

      Correze

      Sent a complaint to the LoveKnitting team re the change of striping issue and got a positive and helpful response. They offered money back or a free ball of Paintbox Socks yarn. I've opted for the yarn but in a pixel shade - removing potential striping issues. Good response LoveKnitting!
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    • Alison B

      Portsoy

      Lovely socks.nice colour too :)
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