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Year of the Sock: May

Year of the Sock May 2Pattern: Ribbons & Bows Socks by Jerry Rigdon

Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Sock Yarn in Tangerine

Special pattern features:

Toe-up method
Afterthought heel
Stitch for foot: cable and openwork on the top of the foot, single crochet remaining stitches
Stitch for leg: the cables continue in the leg with additional cables and ribs added, evenly spaced around

This sock, and the month of May in general, were really rough going. No matter what I tried, nothing seemed to go right.

I was so enthusiastic about this sock when I began. The pattern, Ribbons & Bows Socks by Jerry Rigdon, is really cool. The openwork center panel of stitches creates little bows up the top of the foot. Cables on either side of this look like jaunty ribbons. The combination makes for a fun sock project. It was surprisingly fast to do. I was zooming along, having the time of my life, when it suddenly dawned on me that I wouldn’t have enough yarn to finish. I was heartbroken. I had been so exciting about crocheting these socks that I completely overlooked the yardage requirements. Continue reading