Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Soft as silk,
like the sand on a beach
grains sieving in golden droplets
through velvety hands
made for summer fun and laughter
the colour of the ocean at play

Here are the finished Jandal Socks. They look quirky and in an odd way very trendy. They are incredibly soft and comfy to wear. I am surprised at how they turned out, perhaps a bit more length in the foot would have been better but overall I think they work. They are just right for the cooler mornings and evenings of late summer, early autumn as they give just the right amount of warmth.

If you remember the Yeti sock of an earlier post you will see I have made a few adjustments. I cast on 50 stitches instead of the 60 first time round and that made a big difference. Also these socks have cured me of second sock syndrome as knitting a second sock to complete a pair is a much better option than having to frog a second sock and then knit a third.

Details, I used Sorrento by Wendy. It has 133 metres per 50g ball, so I only used one ball to make the jandal socks. It is a mix of 62% viscose and 38%
cotton. Tension is 32 rows to 24 sts and needle recommendation is 3.75 mm.
I used 3.5mm DPN preffering the four needle method to magic loop, which incidentally I love for sleeves. The pattern was from the book below.

I will definitely be knitting another pair of these nifty foot adornments, well they're not really socks are they?


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I don't know what to make of them - LOL I think they would be great for wearing flip flops :)

Kitty said...

That's a great idea - and I love the colour! :) x

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty! I haven't seen those here -- maybe because it's a wee bit too cold??? ;-)

Tina. said...

Sure miss you on DOT's! Stop by sometime!

Louise said...

First time I've ever seen socks without cover for your toes. Quite a good idea, especially for someone like me who regularly sticks her big toe through hers. x

Linda said...

They are cool! I was thinking of finding a similar pattern but without a heel as well, for yoga!

Florrie said...

Hi Ally,

because of some problems I've had with someone who reads my blog I've had to move to a new url.

Hope you still those socks.

florrie x

Catherine said...

They look very amusing but I'm not too sure about toeless socks! I think I would still need some wooly comfort for my toes but I do have a very new but keen interest in making socks and it is such fun to read about the differnt things people do with the basic pattern.

x C

LizzieJane said...

I think your socks are pretty cool!
They are a lot quicker to knit up than regular socks... that's great in my book!

Renee said...

love them!