Cloudy Day Socks

I love sock patterns with slipped stitches, which are a simple yet attractive way to add texture to a knitting project. The Green Socks pattern by Tuulia caught my eyes with its diamond-shaped slipped-stitch repeats. Hence, I decided to knit it for my latest project.

Grey socks knitted with DROPS Fabel and slipped stitches, heel flaps, wedged toes, and Jeny's stretchy slipknot cast-on

I do not like the feel of textured knitting under my feet, so I broke the repeats for the soles and toes of the socks and used the smoother stockinette stitch there instead. In addition, I changed the cuffs for the untwisted K1 P1 ribbing. I have been experimenting with different methods of casting on. For these socks, I tried Jeny's Stretchy Slipknot Cast-On. Although it is a very simple cast-on, keeping a consistent tension between the stitches was a little tricky at first. However, after a little practice I got the hang of it and it was so worth the effort. This cast-on method is super elastic and looks really good on ribbing. It is now my preferred cast-on method for socks.

These socks were knitted with my favorite sock yarn, DROPS Fabel, in the color Grey. I love this heather grey; however, this yarn felt thinner than any of the Fabel colors I have used before. It also kept splitting as I was knitting with it. While this may be an issue with just this batch of yarn, I think I will not purchase this color of Fabel anymore.

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