Sunday, 23 September 2018

Woodland Walk Socks

Aren't these the most perfect socks for autumn? The pattern looks like leaves falling from the trees and tumbling down the legs.


The pattern is called Woodland Walk Socks and it's a free pattern by This Handmade Life on Ravelry. It's the first pattern I've used which calls for an Old Norwegian Cast On, but I'm so impressed by the stretchiness of this method that I'll be using it on a regular basis when I'm knitting socks from now on. There's a 1x1 twisted rib, which, in my opinion, gives a neater cuff, and an Eye of Partridge heel. The pattern is charted, but very easy to follow. The leaf lace stitch is knit either side of the socks, so there's a definite right and left sock in this pair.


I used Tamiwicolors Tough Sock which is a little more woolly than other 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon yarns which I've bought in the past, and though it's not the silkiest yarn I've ever used, it does soften up when washed.


I chose the Beth colourway and I absolutely love the pops of yellow in with the pink.


I got these off the needles just in time so that I was ready to join in with Ali's Strictly Sockalong on her Little Drops Of Wonderful podcast. I cast on during the first Strictly Come Dancing show last night. I'll tell you more about the pattern and yarn I'm using for this at a later date.

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    1. They're ready just in time for the cooler weather.

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  2. Lovely socks, as you say perfect colours for this time of year. I have not been crafting much and need to finish my 2nd pair of socks, I've done the heals so it's easy knitting from now on.

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    1. It's a lovely, autumnal design. I'm sure you'll begin crafting in earnest once the darker evenings arrive.

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  3. They are really lovely Jo, and now that the weather is turning cooler they will get plenty of use. X

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    1. It's nice to have a few new pairs of socks in the drawer to start the season off with.

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  4. Lovely autumny (!) socks just in time for autumn! :o)

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    1. I've put a long sleeved top on today, I've been in T-shirts up to now, and I think the socks will be out very soon too.

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  5. Yes Jo, Just perfect :) a lovely combination
    of colours and such a pretty pattern x

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    1. They're such pretty socks, I'll enjoy wearing them.

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  6. Soooooo pretty!!!!

    They make you "want-to-up-and-take" a nice, long, Autumn walk! Which is a pretty nice effect, I'd say. :-)

    ✨ 🍁 ✨ 🎃 ✨ 🍁 ✨

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    1. I wasn't thinking of autumn when I started these socks but they've been finished at the perfect time of year to match the pattern.

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  7. They really are perfect for autumn. Such a pretty pattern.
    Lisa x

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  8. These look great. Very autumnal! :)

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    1. I love the colours in the yarn as well as the pattern, a perfect match.

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  9. That really is a lovely pattern. I'll have to look up what an old Norwegian cast on is! x

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    1. The old Norwegian Cast On makes the edge very stretchy. I usually use a Long Tail Cast On but it's even stretchier than that.

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  10. Such a lovely design for socks. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I'm sure you will enjoy wearing these for fall. Pat

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    1. I think these will be my go to autumn pair of socks, they match the season perfectly.

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  11. These are so pretty. I don't know how you do it. Take care.

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    1. I'm very pleased with them. The pattern is so pretty and they were a joy to knit.

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  12. Very pretty pattern, I´m sure they will be lovely to wear xcx

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    1. They're very cosy and warm, just what I need now that the weather has turned.

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  13. Beautiful, I love the Autumnal colours in the yarn. Socks are certainly needed its getting cooler each day.

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    1. I've resisted putting socks on so far but I'm now in long sleeves, it's turned so cold.

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  14. Very pretty socks! Wow. My sock mojo is low right now. Im sure it will return though!

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    1. I love knitting socks, I've usually got at least one pair on the needles.

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  15. I do love seeing your beautiful socks, really pretty pattern on these, very autumnal xx

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    1. They were lovely to knit, such a pretty pattern.

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  16. Wow Jo, i'm loving these, great pattern and beautiful looking wool too. Never heard of this cast on, i'm going to look it up. Thanks x

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    1. The Old Norwegian Cast On is quite similar to the Long Tailed Cast On but it's more stretchier, it's one I'll definitely use for socks from now on.

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  17. Lovely socks and a perfect colour for Autumn.
    I think it's a very pretty pattern - you'll enjoy wearing these:)

    All the best Jan

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    1. The yarn's really pretty, even though it's not as soft as other yarn I've used. It's fine for socks though.

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  18. Your socks are gorgeous! I love that cast on, too. I think I've done it on Winwick Mum's lace sock pattern. Hand knit socks are such a treat. I will have to check out that pattern...

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    1. I'm really pleased with the socks, they're such a pretty colour and I enjoyed knitting the pattern. I've been using this same cast on, since I discovered it, on most of my socks, it's so stretchy.

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