I never showed you a sock I finished about a month ago. It is a single sock, so shouldn’t really deserve a whole entire post, but I need your advice, so I think it’s worth it!
Back in May, the Sockamania KAL sock pattern was a beautiful cable and lace pattern. I cast on and struggled through it. I knit the foot and when I got to the leg, where I would have had to knit the cables all the way around the leg, I just couln’t do it! So I found an alternate solution to my problem and finished the sock that way.
The sock came out beautiful, the cables and the lace is really gorgeous together and I’m really pleased with the way it fits too. Even DH thought they looked really cool!
I did knit the sock on the short side, again to avoid the cables, but then again, most of my socks are on the short side.
In this picture you can see a little bit of my modification, there on the left…
After knitting the heel, I decided to only knit the lace pattern on the back of the leg and not knit the cables at all.
I do really like how it looks, what do you think?
So this is what I wanted to do; (and after seeing Bellamoden’s post today about her beautiful mistmatched Koigu socks I don’t feel so bad) I would like to knit the entire sock like the back of the first sock, only the lace part, without cables. I would be fine with wearing mistmatched socks, and I would get a finished pair sooner than if I waited until I had the patience to knit a sock full of cables!
Are you for or against? I’d love to have your opinion on the subject of wearing mistmatched socks.