FO: Fair Isle Socks

Fair Isle Socks

Fair Isle Socks from the Patons Pattern Book, Socks in the City.

One thing is for sure, my feet are going to be toasty this winter! For this project, I used Patons Kroy Socks in Coal for the main color and Patons Kroy Socks in Mexicala Stripes for the contrast color. Even though these socks took a little time to make, they were well worth the extra effort. I followed the pattern exactly and I will admit, they are a little big. This can easily be adjusted since they are big foot-length-wise. The pattern calls for 2 balls of Coal and I actually ended up using 2.3 balls. As for the Mexicala Stripes, I only used 1.7 balls. I also recommend recreating the pattern chart. I used a spreadsheet program to make mine. However, you can definitely do this the old-fashioned way with a pencil and a sheet of graph paper. Overall I love these socks and cannot wait for it to get cold enough outside to wear them. Which, here in Austin, TX, happens around mid-January when we dip down into the 40's for a week or two.



So cool! I was thinking how that pattern might look as a purse/bag ... what do you think?

I think the fair isle pattern would make a lovely bag. Although, I would use a heavier weight yarn such as the Patons Classic Wool. This way the pattern does not get lost during the felting process.

WHOOT! these are truly something! I see that they are little big for you, what size do you wear exactly? Hmmm, I've got pretty big feet for a girl...:-) AND, I live in Michigan where I need warm socks about 8 months of the year.

Those are crazy-fantastic! Good job!