Second Sock Syndrome, conquered

I finished my Leyburns a couple nights ago.

leyburns 2

Yes, Leyburns, as in plural. Finally! I slogged through the second one. The first one was fun because I wanted to see if it would turn out the way I wanted, but the second one was just work trying to duplicate what I did on the first one. I’m glad I blogged it a few posts back, because I forgot how I did the toe and had to look it up!


It’s hard to get a good picture of a sock on your own foot. I like how you can really see the twisted cast on in this picture.



Leyburn Sock by Pepperknit
for the Ravelry Knitalong

Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Eggplanted colorway
Size 2 needles
Mods: top down instead of toe up, twisted cast on edge, no wrap short row heel, 54 stitches throughout.

They’re a little bit loose, but they feel good. I think if I had gone down 6 more stitches, they would have been tight, so there’s a compromise there. But they’re cute! And done. I learned the short row heel on these. I like the fit of a standard round heel, better, so my next sock will go back to those.


20 responses to “Second Sock Syndrome, conquered

  1. Congratulations! They look great!

  2. Very nicely done. Congratulations!

  3. Great socks! Right now I’m sewing down the picot edge of mine. Okay – no I’m not – I’m avoiding having to sew down the picot edge of the socks… :0)

  4. They look great! I’ve got to make a pair of those sometime. I was just reading how to do the no-wrap short row heel, too…haven’t tried it yet, though.

  5. Beautiful socks! You did a good job of photographing your foot. I wonder if it would be easier with a camera with one of those LCD screens that swivel out.

  6. silencepainter

    Congrats on finishing!

    They turned out really beautiful!

  7. Awesome socks. Nice modeling too. πŸ™‚

  8. Just gorgeous!! Love them in Eggplanted, but then again…I seem to love this pattern in every STR color!

  9. Absolutely beautiful! I just finished mine today on the ferry! I love the color(s) in your pair! ^_^

  10. Brava!!! Beautiful socks!! I love that cuff!

  11. They’re beautiful! The picot edge is very pretty. I’m going to have a go at these next time I make variegated socks – thanks for the inspiration!

  12. They look fantastic. I just love the cuff treatment you did. So cool!

  13. These are beautiful! I love the title of this post too – good for you! I suffer from SSS big time. I love this stitch pattern πŸ™‚

  14. Those are gorgeous – wow! I really love the pattern and the colorway – great job!

  15. Cool socks! I love the way the variegation of the yarn pops in this pattern. Thanks for the heads-up about the yahoo group, too; I joined!

  16. I like the color combination on these socks and I’ve never seen a twisted caston edge. I giggled when you mentioned trying to get a decent photo of a sock on your own foot, I’ve thought that several times when taking photos of my own sock projects.

  17. They look awesome! Congrats on finishing them. πŸ™‚

  18. I love them. It’s funny taking pictures of your own feet. I would love to have a picture of someone doing it, it would be pretty funny to see. I know the contortions I get myself into.

  19. Fabulous. Love that photo with your foot on the piano!

  20. Those are beautiful!!