As the temperature drops, I’ve squeaked in with another finish for the Q3 finish-a-long (original list here). Socks for me are a long term project for otherwise idle moments, and these ones turned out great. The pattern is from Eclectic Sole, a book from my local library, and the first time I have tried two-colour socks.


But not the last. The double thickness on the sole feels wonderful and is truly cozy. The yarn is a merino blend left over from a sweater I crocheted about 25 years ago (other leftovers were used for this hat–Slow Stitching . If you have a ravelry account, my project notes are here.

Other finishes this quarter:
warm weather skirt
weathervane quilt
bike shorts

Linking up to the global hosts for the Finish-A-Long.



  1. Hi Lisa! Those socks are so pretty – I love that color combination. Plus the timing for their completion couldn’t be any better. I pulled out socks from my drawer just last weekend for the first time. No more sandals or little golf socks – waaaa! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Yes, we are into frosty nights now although the daytime temperatures are still quite nice. I need to dig through my sock yarn leftovers to find another set of colours, I think.

      On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 10:24 AM Lisa in Port Hope wrote:


  2. Jannette B. · ·

    Ooh… Those socks look so cozy – and the merino should keep your feet toasty and warm!

    1. Wool is definitely the best for socks!

      On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 10:40 AM Lisa in Port Hope wrote:


  3. Lovely socks! I like this 2 colour pattern, especially as the sole is double – a great idea. I’m envious of your heel shaping; mine always turn out with big gaps!

    1. Thank you, what I do is twist the stitch when adding the wrap back in on the second half of the heel by knitting through the back or purling through the front to tighten it up.


      On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:20 AM Lisa in Port Hope wrote:


  4. They’re fabulous – perfect for winter

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