FO: Snake Skin Socks!

FO: Snake Skin Socks!

Snake Skin socks finished 003

Snake Skin socks finished 001

Note **my mum’s** very swollen ankle – and how the sock still fits! Yay!!!!

Yarn: Regia Silk in dark grey
Yarn source:Opitec UK
Pattern: Snake Skin Socks from the Six Sox yahoo group (August/September sock)
Size: 72 stitches (largest size)
Recipient: My mum
Needles: Set of 5 2.5 mm double pointed birch.
Toe/heel/cuff: Short row/reverse flap and gusset/A 2/2 rib, then 1 row 1/1 rib and sewn (grafted) cast off/bind off.
Modifications: Worked them toe-up using these instructions from the Socknitters website.
SSS 24-08-06 3SSS 24-08-06 1SSS 31-10-06 2SSS 15-10-06

Aaaaaaand relax …. I don’t know just how long they took me (feel free to search if you want), but I’m now just one pair of socks behind the knit along now! I’m casting on for the “Iris Garden” pair today.


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8 thoughts on “FO: Snake Skin Socks!

  1. They look great!
    How is the Regia silk yarn? I’m thinking about buying some to knit my mum socks, but am not sure. Is it very slippery on the needles?

    Also, I hope your ankle is ok!

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  2. Wow they look good:) Hope your ankle is better soon. I guess if I could get the hang of knitting socks as opposed to frogging socks these would be ideal for my muchly swollen ankles. Ah well one day maybe
    amber in scotland

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  3. Thanks for the comments – the ankle belongs to my mum actually, and that’s how it get by the end of the day 😦
    The Regia Silk is really soft and is kind of slippery – hence the birch needles!

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  4. The socks look great! I’m sure your mum will love them. Are the Iris Garden socks the ones with the colorwork and using the Turkish cast-on?

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  5. Ouch your poor mum’s ankles. The socks look great and the fit is perfect!!! I keep reading ‘Irish’ Garden!! It must be my convict heritage!!! (Pulls forelock, wears arrow prison clothing then throws off colonial chains!!!)

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  6. They look lovely! I must cast om for my Iris Garden socks – but I keep changing my mind about what colourway to use 🙂

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  7. They match my ankles !
    Those are lovely socks. I’m sure your mum loves them and will wear them a lot. They look great.
    Will the pattern be released to non group members at a later date ?

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