FO: Studmaster

I’m afraid I lost the game of yarn chicken with Dad’s socks. And not just by a little. I lost with about four inches to go on the last sock. Since I didn’t have another matching skein, I had to resort to drastic measures.

I undid the kitchener stitch on the first sock and ravelled back the toe.

I attached the yarn to the second sock (leaving the first sock off the needles) and I carefully unravelled the first sock as I knit some more inches on second sock with its yarn. Once I had them to a point where they were even, I cut the yarn, and put the first sock back on the needles

Then I got a contrasting (Some dark brown tweedy Regia) and finished off the toe on each sock.

And that’s another present done, dusted, and off the to-do list!

The pattern is Studmaster. It’s not a freebie, but at just $2, it’s worth the price of admission. I think it’s the first pair of socks I’ve knit that’s only patterned on the front, not the back. It helps the sock go that much quicker! This pair took about two weeks of non-steady knitting.

With these done, it’s time to check out what remains on the list and go stash diving! Stay tuned!

8 thoughts on “FO: Studmaster

  1. I love the combination of colours on the socks, but holy moley – I don’t think I could have done what you did!! LOL I’m just not that experienced a knitter. Well done though!


  2. That was a great solution. I had to to the same basic thing with a pair of socks last year. It was like the skein was drastically short on yardage.
    I am making a blanket that HAS to be done by Thanksgiving to give to the recipients. Then I’ll add more Christmas gifts if I have time. Time is running out.


  3. Shirley Elliott

    Well, you have certainly proved how talented you are at knitting! You really do improvise well and figure out a workable solution. I bet that talent serves you well in home renovation. The socks look great and I would have thought your plan was to have the toes in a different yarn.


  4. Jocelyn Ahlers

    Great save! And they turned out really nicely – I actually love contrasting toes (and heels); I need to remember to do more of them on purpose with my husband’s socks, since he has such big feet…


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