In Which the Pirate Goes Round and Round.

I like to have a simple sock in progress that doesn’t take too much thought and is pretty impossible to mess up. Travel socks are great for knitting on the train or in the car on the way to ski areas, and I always have one with me just in case I get bored and need to kill time. I started this one last month on my way up to Hunter Mountain, and since taking this picture I’ve knit the heel flap and turn so it’ll be ready for my next train ride!


The yarn is Berroco Sox in the Mackintosh colourway, and I bought it last year when I went to Ottawa for Winterlude. I’m using a standard 64-stitch sock pattern that I’ve mushed together from a few other patterns: it has a 20-round cuff, a 32-row heel flap with a round heel turn that fits me well, and extra stitches picked up at the corner of the gussets to avoid the holes that often form there.

I’m not quite sure what I think of these colours together; do I like them even though they’re ugly, or do I like them because they’re ugly?

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4 Responses

  1. Renee Anne says:

    You like them. That’s the point. Quite frankly, I do, too :)

    • Pirate says:

      Thanks! :) I’m glad the store had a sample sock in this colourway, because it’s really hard to tell from the ball how it will turn out.

  2. Mary-Anne says:

    I like that colorway very much! I like to have one mindless knitting project too (especially when I go to knit night so I can talk and knit and not have to go home after and swear and tink!) I have a pattern of Cat Bordhi’s that I have probably knit about eight times . I do love those self patterning yarns.

    • Pirate says:

      Oh, goodness, I swore off anything beyond stockinette and garter stitch for knit nights a long time ago. I have the “Personal Footprints” book and keep meaning to try one of the patterns, then I go back to this old standard 64 stitch sock…

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