Sure enough, I was so in over my head with thinking Sock Knitting was for me. First of all, I am a 'Once Is Enough' gal. Yup, that is a real problem when it comes to making TWO things just alike. I contracted SSS (Second Sock Syndrome), a dreaded knitters affliction that OIE people need intense therapy to be able to make Twosies!
...I failed. Simple as that! SSS ran rampant through my veins.
So, what does a Rehabbed SSS sufferer do with what little Sock Yarn she has left?
She CROCHETS SSS's...Simple Soft Scarves.
Thankfully, there is not enough thin thread in a skein to make TWO, and the pattern can easily be adapted to mix up crochet stitches so no TWO SSS's have to be just alike.
Like this simple Arugula Scarf instructions:
Ch 200 for the scarf. If a different length is desired, simply chain to the length desired.
Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, dc, then work one dc in each ch to the end of the row.
Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and work 1 dc in the first stitch and in each stitch to the end of row.
Repeat this row two more times. (Sue's Switch Stitch....on row 3 ch 4, turn and triple crochet to the end of the row. Then on 'Ruffle Row' make the 3 double crochet stitches between the triples. Makes for a lacy look).
Ruffle Row: Turn, ch 3 and work 3 dc into the first st. Work 3 dc in each st across the entire row.
Finishing: Weave in ends. (Pictures and Pattern on Fiber Flux website...HERE)
I am well on my way to having SSS's for...
...Santa Stocking Stuffers!!!