First wave of Invaders Sock Completed

First sock done of the Knitty BMP pattern – Space Invader Socks hot off the needles!!

There’s a previous post about getting the right needle size here..

Fair Isle Space Invaders

Ohhh.. you can see another sock creation of mine on the other foot in the background – that was in Fortisima Colori Socka Color… You’ve gotta love a “sock Model” who voluntarily wears your creations!

My thanks to my sock model, Ben – He was fairly patient!! I would have modelled myself but these UK size 10 socks would look like an elephant’s trunk warmer on my tiny size 4 feet!

Here’s an “unpressed” close-up of the boys….They are not evil, just misunderstood..

The heel and toe on these socks are identical and are done with shortrow shaping. They used some stitches I had never encountered before – SSK3tog?? SSP3tog?? SSP??? They were bitches! I really struggled with this and had to have a couple of hours quiet, silence and no interruptions!

I think I got it right….

The second sock will be neater I’m sure!!

BTW – the green I used for the bottom invaders was an odd ball that has been in my knitting stash since I was a tiny little girl and inherited all my Mum and sister Carol’s oddments for my very own knitting basket.

I could never bring myself to just throw it away – even when my knitting pals proclaimed it to be so awful, acrylicy and unnaturally coloured it “must have a half life” …Friends huh!
Here’s an snap of the “shooter action” on the to Toe – this was Swiss embroidered afterwards…I’d probably intarsia it if I did these again. It was pretty fiddley.

An finally, for those of you who like to immediately grab your friend’s knitting and inspect the wrong side 😀

The cuff on the second sock is different to this one. It has the score details on it.

At least it keeps in interesting….

Onward to cast on the second sock before “SSS” sets in. That’s Second Sock Syndrome if you’re not familiar with that term!

9 Responses

  1. Rachel
    Rachel April 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm | | Reply

    Amazing socks, absolutely love them. The green yarn is perfect, just a splash of colour, just what you need. Nice work!

  2. Kathryn
    Kathryn April 14, 2007 at 7:31 am | | Reply

    Great socks! And I like the green touch too. Short row toe and heels are my favourite method both in execution and wearing….there are other ways of working the short rows that don’t need the SSK3tog etc….

  3. Laia
    Laia April 16, 2007 at 9:19 pm | | Reply

    Ohh, I love these socks!! maybe one day I will be brave enough to knit them!!!!!

  4. Claire
    Claire April 17, 2007 at 8:09 pm | | Reply

    wow – I am totally impressed and intimadated! I have never been able to master fairisle or intarsia! clever, clever, clever!

  5. gerard
    gerard April 18, 2007 at 9:25 am | | Reply

    I love them, they are gorgeous! super jealous! I have to start them!!!!

  6. Maggie
    Maggie April 18, 2007 at 9:18 pm | | Reply

    Again, I truly have to say, this is a total accomplishment!! You are the knitter!!

  7. Louise
    Louise April 21, 2007 at 8:29 pm | | Reply

    thanks for your comments on angel yarns.

    I just love the space invader socks – I spotted them on knitty this week. How cool are they – hope the second sock is going well?

  8. Beth
    Beth June 18, 2016 at 11:29 pm | | Reply

    I know this is an old post but I am hoping you are still around….lurking…posting…and will find this comment. What on earth is SSk3tog? The definition of the SSK2tog and SSP3tog seem to be clearly defined (though weird) but the SSK3tog has me saying huh??? I want to make these for my boys for Christmas this year (and I might have just enough time if I start soon) but these look intimidating and understanding what the heck that direction means would help immensely. You did a beautiful job btw….incredible fair isle work! Great job!!

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