socks from stash

This is the first sock from Cookie A’s 2011 sock club. I used String Theory Caper Sock in Bye Bye Blues, which was a special edition yarn for the Loopy Ewe’s sock club last year. A skein of Caper Sock came with the Haleakala pattern, too, but I’m saving that yarn for another pattern.

This yarn has a bit of cashmere in it, so it is very soft. It’s a bit thicker than most of the fingering weight sock yarn I use, so these socks are very warm! I’ll put them away for next winter.


The latest Cookie A sock from I used Studio June Sock Luck yarn in the Coneflower colourway. This is a yarn with 25 percent nylon, so I expect these socks to last through many hand washings. This is my first pair of Monkey socks, and I will probably knit this pattern again. It is a quick knit and looks much more complicated than it is.

What finally motivated me to get the second sock done? I have another pattern I want to cast on, and I need the needles!  Can’t wait to wear these, though, they feel so soft on the feet.

I’m going to slowly work my way through the socks in Cookie A’s new book, Hedera is the first design featured in the book, and I had a skein of Wollmeise 80/20 in Mistelzwieg  already wound and ready to knit. I have finished the first sock. It was a simple knit, and the fit is  wonderful. I have finally learned to knit the heel flap longer so that the sock doesn’t stretch so much over my high instep. I also cast on 70 stitches, which is more than my usual 58-66. Since I use 00 needles (1.75 mm), I get a good tight gauge that will hopefully translate to a pair of socks that will last through a lot of wear.