Rye Socks Revealed

My first pair of socks is officially knitted, finished, blocked and photographed. Many thanks to Maggs for nudging me into starting this journey, and to the wifey for helping with modeled photos!

The rundown

Pattern: Rye by Tin Can Knits

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Superwash Worsted.

Size made: Cuff is Adult L and foot is Adult S. Length is custom to fit yours truly.

Needles: US3 for ribbing, US4 for everything else

Techniques used: Tillybuddy’s very stretchy cast on, Kitchener stitch

Modifications: Very few. On the second sock, I picked up one extra stitch in each corner of the gusset then decreased it on the first row. Since I used a smaller foot size than cuff size, I just continued decreasing after the gusset until I had the right size. I had to adjust the “beginning of round” marker when starting the foot as a result, but it wasn’t anything major.

Ravelled: Here.

The pretty


Copyright Callandra S. Cook


Copyright Callandra S. Cook

FullSizeRender 61 FullSizeRender 59 They fit really well and are comfortable. I am very happy with my first socks! The pattern was great for a first timer. Everything was explained very thoroughly and the worsted weight yarn made for a quick project.

If I knit this pattern again, I would do the modifications listed above. I would also choose a different yarn as this one knitted up rather stiff at such a tight gauge (it softened somewhat with blocking, though). I would use dpns for the whole project instead of magic loop, since I’m just better at keeping even tension with dpns.



  1. wolfberryknits · September 23, 2015

    Well done, and love the photos! 🙂

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  2. Midnight Knitter · September 23, 2015

    Cute! They make me rethink socks in heavier yarn. May they keep your feet warm for a long time.

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    • Maggienesium · September 23, 2015

      I know right! And here I was thinking you could only make cozy socks with sock yarn… Silly. I’ll try my hand at a heavier weight sock when I finish up my sock yarn 🙂

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  3. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · September 23, 2015

    Gorgeous! I recently bought some sock blockers. Is that what you used to block? I love the final pics 🙂 I might try this pattern next.

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    • alexand knits · September 23, 2015

      I didn’t use sock blockers–just shaped them how I wanted them. Since the fabric is pretty stiff they don’t have a ton of negative ease built in so it worked out okay. Thanks 🙂

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    • Maggienesium · September 23, 2015

      I have my eye on some of those. I didn’t block my last socks and now I’m feeling a bit guilty…

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  4. Andrea @ This Knitted Life · September 23, 2015

    Awesome. I love that warm yellow color. Are you hooked? Going to knit more socks?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Maggienesium · September 23, 2015

    Oh these look even more lux than before! You are most welcome, I hope you knit more socks with us, it was a complete blast to have you join sock club 😀

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  7. Midnight Knitter · September 24, 2015

    I just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Don’t feel obligated to accept it but I hope that you will. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • alexand knits · September 24, 2015

      Of course I will! I just enjoyed reading your post with all your answers. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

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