I must be in the midst of a substantial sock phase because I cannot seem to stop knitting socks! And making plans to knit more socks. And buying yarn for socks I haven’t even thought of yet.
My latest pair of completed socks was begun on impulse. Last week I was idly flipping through Instagram when I unexpectedly came across a new pattern release by Orange Knits (Mara Catherine Bryner) called Saturday Matinee Socks. As though her Rose City Rollers pattern wasn’t cute enough, this talented and adorable lady had to go and create another quick and addictive sock project. I will most certainly be knitting myself a pair (or two), my daughter another pair (or more), and then I have all sorts of ideas for some Rose City Rollers (matching mother-daughter pairs, perhaps).
I began these socks as I do all others: magic loop and two-at-a-time. It baffles me how so many knitters make one sock from start to finish, and then mind-numbingly knit the same sock all over again. Doubtless this method takes no more time than the two-at-a-time method, but patience is a virtue I lack almost entirely. For the yarn, my daughter selected a colorway from my stash, which is the unnamed February sock of the month colorway by Yarn Ink. So pretty! So precious!
The Saturday Matinee Socks pattern combines vintage with modern aesthetics and satisfies my daughter’s love for cute pieces in which she can dress up, dance and lounge. She is currently 6 years old and wears a size 12T shoe, so I followed the pattern for size Small. My only regret is that I had intended to knit these a little big so they would fit past her next growth spurt, but I failed. Oh, well. They will be a thoroughly enjoyed treat throughout the summer.