Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Aunt Petunia's Christmas Socks

Once I'd finished my Christmas knitting and the Dragon Scales Shawl, which I'd had on my needles for a number of months, I decided I needed some socks that I could wear myself on Christmas Day. I've knitted socks for all my family, which they'll find underneath the Christmas tree on Christmas morning, but I fancied knitting a festive pair for myself.

I'd bought some West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply from Nottingham Yarn Expo in the Candy Cane and Cayenne Pepper colourways and I thought this would fit the bill nicely.

I've been wanting to knit Petunia Dursley's Double Eyelet Socks by Erica Lueder again since I used this pattern for the socks I've knit for Eleanor for Christmas, so this was my opportunity.


It's a lovely pattern, an eight row repeat which consists of six rows of stocking stitch and two rows of pattern, so nothing complicated there, but it's such a pretty design.


I'm pleased with how these socks have turned out and I think my feet will look very festive on Christmas Day.

I seem to have done nothing but knit socks just lately, and I know many of my posts have been about each pair of Christmas socks as I've finished them, so it's time for something different now. When I finished these socks I actually had nothing at all on my needles so I've cast on a cowl, a nice easy knit for TV knitting, but now that the rest of my needles are empty it's a good excuse to cast on some new things. It'll be fun choosing which projects to start.

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  1. very festive socks, I´m sure you will enjoy wearing them. Always exciting to finish projects and then contemplate starting new ones, look forward to seeing what you choose to do xcx

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    1. I love how Christmassy they've turned out. I'm looking forward to casting on some new projects.

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  2. Those are SO festive! I hope that we'll see a 'Christmas feet' photo from your family shortly after Christmas!!! Jx

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    1. I must remember to take some photos of our feet over Christmas.

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  3. Much be great fun to know they are all finished ready for the big day.

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    1. I'm pleased I started early this year, it certainly took the pressure off.

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  4. Wonderful, don't forget to hang them up on Christmas Eve! x

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    1. Ha ha, my stocking is much bigger than these socks.

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  5. I have 2 pairs of socks on the needles but still have to decide upon my Christmas Eve cast on. The only certain thing is that it will be for me. Those socks are very festive indeed.

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    1. It's nice to knit something for yourself when you've been knitting for other people.

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  6. A perfect Christmas colourway too!
    Love these.

    All the best Jan

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    1. They're such a fun colourway, perfect for Christmas.

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  7. They are like beautiful little elf socks. Don't forget the photograph! X

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    1. Whenever I look at them they bring elves to mind. I will have the camera at the ready.

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  8. They look amazing, I am in awe of your talent. Love the colours.

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    1. I'm really happy with how they've turned out, I like the pattern as well as the colours in the yarn.

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  9. The socks look fab, Jo. Great Christmassy colours! :o)

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    1. They're great colours, they make the perfect Christmas socks.

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  10. they are lovely. We have had February weather in December and the ideal wardrobe for me day in day out would be a bikini! I'm in tee and shorts day in day out! It has even become nearly to hot to knit - argh!

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    1. I don't think you'll need any Christmas socks in that weather. Hope it cools down for you a little soon.

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  11. Such cute socks!!! I'm off to check out that pattern on Ravelry.

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    1. It's a great pattern. I've knit a few sock patterns by Erica Lueder and I've loved them all.

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  12. Now they are proper Christmas socks :-)
    I think you should take a photo on Christmas day of you all in your hand knitted socks, a sock parade :-)

    I hope you all have a lovely Christmas xx

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    1. I'm really pleased with them. I'll definitely take a photo of us all in our socks if I remember.

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  13. It is a lovely pattern, I love the little eyelets. Very festive socks, just the thing for Christmas Day xx

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    1. I've knit a few Erica Lueder patterns now and I like all of them, they're such lovely designs. I shall definitely enjoy wearing these socks on Christmas Day.

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  14. I once made a pair of socks and promised myself never ever again. So I'm all the more impressed with Aunt Petunia's. Happy Holidays.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I really enjoy knitting socks, they're one of my favourite things to knit.

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  15. Very Christmassy - love them! I'm in the home stretch on my moms socks...only the toe left to do for each of them, which I'm planning on finishing up today. It's down to the wire this year!

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    1. They are Christmassy but a little garish for other times of the year so perhaps I'll only wear them at Christmas time. I'm glad you're going to get your mom's socks finished in time, I'm sure she'll love them.

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  16. What great Christmas socks. Have a happy Christmas!
    xxx

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    1. They're perfect socks for the big day. Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

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  17. Just perfect for Christmas!xxx

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    1. I think so too, the colourway shouts Christmas.

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  18. Your socks are so wonderfully festive. Merry Christmas!

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    1. They've turned out just as I wished. Merry Christmas to you too.

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    1. Wishing you a merry Christmas too.

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  20. Very pretty pattern Jo, I'm still thinking I may knit everyone socks for presents next year. Have a lovely Christmas x

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    1. I've enjoyed knitting all the socks this year, but I'm glad I started early, it meant I was finished in good time and it didn't become stressful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  21. Beautiful & just right for Xmas season. Wrap them & open yours along with rest of family. Giggle. Merry Xmas & Happy new year. Huggles from down under.

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    1. They could be my gift to me from me. Merry Christmas to you and yours, I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  22. They look super, hope they were as comfy as they look.

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    1. They were fun to wear on Christmas Day and very warm and toasty.

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