Welsh Country Socks

Pattern: Welsh Country Socks by Nancy Bush from the book Folk Socks

Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock, undyed and Knit Picks Stroll Solids in Ash.

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I have been wanting to knit this pattern for years. In fact Folk Socks was the first sock book I ever bought back in 2006. I’m glad I finally took the time to make them. Simple with just enough colour changing and stranded knitting to keep it interesting.

If you are looking for some mindless socks with a few simple changes I would definitely recommend this pattern.

Mods: I started out with 82 sts and decreased down to 64 for the foot. If I were to knit these again I would cast on less stitches for a tighter leg.

I also added the stranded motif to the start of the toe as well as the leg. The original socks in the book were knit this way and I think it really ties everything together nicely.

 I finished knitting these almost 3 weeks ago but am only now getting around to taking pictures of them. I knew there was no way I was going to start a sock KAL with socks still on my needles. I would have been doomed from the get go. I don’t plan on having any languishing UFO’s this year. I’m going to knit and complete everything in a timely manner and not bombard my needles with too many projects. I may even tackle some of my poor sock UFO’s from last year that I just didn’t have the heart to frog.

I  already have a list of sock patterns ready to cast on once my business casual’s are complete so I best get knitting!

14 thoughts on “Welsh Country Socks

  1. Oh, I just love those! And the pattern across the tip of the toe makes it just perfect. I also bought that book back in 2006 when I started to get serious about knitting. I’ll have to pull it out. But, now I need to make time for knitting again!

  2. Irish Girl ~ Oh they are better than perfect ! Your photography is amazing. Perfect that you modified the stranding around the toe… now I *really* want to knit these !!!(but will have to wait… alas) .

  3. This is so pretty. Love that little diamond border – very dainty. And it sounds like we can expect to see quite a number of socks coming this way? ;)

  4. Not a sock knitter (yet?), but love reading about everyone’s sock projects. On the general knitting front, am in the same place as you: Focus on what’s on the needles now or next in the lineup, and finish every single UFO by the end of the year.

  5. Gorgeous socks Kelly! I’ve owned that same book for ages and have yet to knit any socks from it but after seeing yours, I think I must !

  6. These are lovely! Folk Socks is also languishing on my shelf, along with Knitting on the Road and Knitting Vintage Socks. Maybe this will inspire me to finally knit something from them.

  7. These have been in my queue forever (dating even before there was such a thing as a “queue”). Yours turned out beautifully!

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