Posted by: Kate | April 5, 2011

March Socks Bring April …. Socks Of Course.

I finished my March socks a couple of days before the end of the month, and immediately cast on for the next pair. I’m very pleased with the March socks. I used Marks and Katten Clown, which is a cotton blend sock yarn, and was pleased with the feel of it while knitting. The socks have gone in the wash to soften slightly, but I am looking forward to wearing them. The pattern is my own, a herringbone pattern I pulled out of a stitch book, with a short-row heel and a wedge toe. I did a fairly long leg, almost eight inches. The patterning lines up almost exactly (one foot is slightly behind the other in the picture so it looks more off than it is). I didn’t plan it, but the two skeins were almost perfectly aligned in where they started.

April’s socks are for Mr. Kate. I’ve lost the ballband, and although this is not an old yarn (just bought it last fall) for the life of me I can’t find it online or in the Ravelry database. edited to add: I found it! After further searching I found it on Ravelry, it is Regia Brasil Colour, colourway 5482. It is a camouflage colourway. I’m using a pattern from Ravelry called Globetrotter Socks. It’s the same seed stitch rib I like to use, but as he has big feet I wanted to make sure I got the numbers right. I’ve cast on 70 stitches, which is the large size in the pattern. I think the leg portions will only be six inches, to make sure I don’t run out of yarn (he’s an 11 1/2 men’s shoe size!). The yarn is nice and squishy as it’s knitting up, so I think the socks will be perfect in his river fishing boots.



  1. Ooo, these new socks look scrumptious! What a happy colour for Spring (the length is great, 2). Great, too, you’ve already CO another pair for Mr. Kate. It looks like they’ll be perfect for fishing. I haven’t seen this colourway of Camo before, it is beautiful! Well, handsome, depending on who’s wearin’ the socks! :D

  2. Great socks! Quite the contrast to the colour of your husband’s. Knitting socks for a guy with big feet takes a lot of fortitude. I have two skeins of man friendly sock yarn sitting in my stash, patiently waiting for me to muster up the courage to cast on.

  3. You are ahead of me this month. I am still spinning!

  4. Those are awesome socks. Looking at the yarn, I’m thinking regia, trekking… I bought some socks in a Fraser River yarn store that had aloe in them. Does that ring any bells?

    • Thanks to Kathy’s attempts to jog my memory I went back and searched through Regia on Ravelry, and finally found it! I’ve updated the post to include it.

  5. Lovely, lovely socks Kate! Ros

  6. ooooh – love those march socks, so perfectly springy!

    and those are some very nice “man socks” you’re making for mr.kate.

  7. I have to laugh because when I first read this, I thought the peach socks in the first picture were for Mr. Kate. Just a tad confused today are we? ;) Now I get it. Those are very pretty and perfect for spring…the others? Definitely man socks! ;)

    You are kicking butt on the 12 pairs in a year challenge!

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