Saturday, October 22, 2011

Night of the Living Sock (just in time for Halloween)

Introducing my latest release for the Super Sock Scarefest:

 This is the 6th pattern (and my 2nd contribution) for the 2011 round of Super Sock Scarefest. I was inspired by the classic Night of the Living Dead, and decided to knit a sock that looks like something the fashionable zombie-chick would wear.  It took a while to find the perfect color, but once I located the green (at Fresh Purls) I knew I was ready to go.
The pattern features a faux-tear and several randomly placed runs to add to the look of ”I’ve been chased through the woods by flesh-eating monsters”.  The runs were easy enough to manage and I had a blast knitting them.  The tear was another matter.  I had one in the first sock but it looked more like a giant hole and I hated it so I ripped it back.  While I finished the first sock, I figured out how to make it work and included it in the second sock.  However, it still looked more like a circle and less like a rip in the fabric, so I decided last minute to 'stitch the wound' and I'm pleased with how it turned out.
 The sample was knit to accommodate my size 10 foot.  They only used about half a skein of Dream In Color Smooshy in Scorched Lime, less than one ball of Knit Picks Palette in Bittersweet, about 25 yds of Palette in Fairy Tale, and 5 yds of Cascade Heritage in Cherry.  Not too bad at all!  If you have some left-overs from another sock project, you could easily substitute them for the contrasting stripes and save some cash!  I might end up making another pair, because Dante said he'd like a pair with black and white stripes.  I think that might be cool looking too, so don't be surprised if you see another pair of these real soon!

Be ready for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse!  Get your copy now.
 

3 comments:

Monika said...

I like them. I liked the other pair too.

Linda said...

What a cool idea!! You are so talented!

Sofia Dabalsa said...

Hi Cambria,

I love your pictures! The socks are really cool!