FO: Fine & Dandy socks

The summer weather just doesn’t want to go away, and so my binge sock knitting continues (because this correlation makes total sense).

Pattern: Fine & Dandy socks by Jessica Gore
Yarn: Cosmic Strings sock yarn in Sprinkles colourway

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It took me a little while to get the hang of the flower pattern in the beginning, if you’re struggling just like me this youtube video is most helpful. Once figured out, this is an easy to memorise pattern repeat, although a bit fidgety at times.


The yarn is so much fun to knit with, waiting for the little colour explosion to happen. The socks differ a bit from one another, with one being a bit more speckled than the other. After already having seen a similar thing happen with my Spring Fern socks, I think we can officially call this the summer of slightly mismatched socks. Years from now we’ll fondly think back to this time, complaining about how all our socks are way too matchy and how life was simpler during that hot hot summer of ’16.

What’s next? More socks I reckon, because we’re in the middle of a heat wave, and you know, why wouldn’t there be a heat wave in the middle of September instead of autumn weather? I’ll just have to be patient a tad bit longer for autumn to finally arrive, and with it every possible warm knitting project I can think of.

7 thoughts on “FO: Fine & Dandy socks

  1. So gorgeous! I contemplated this pattern but decided that socks are really my favorite vanilla project. But then I see FOs like yours and I’m inspired to try patterned socks again!

  2. By the time the summer weather is gone, you might not even need to wash your socks all winter long; you’ll have enough pairs for each winter day!

  3. Such a great way to add a pop of colour to your feet without it being too overwhelming. Still ove that yarn! As always, your socks came out really well. The weather is coolin gover here now and it feels like autumn. Even the first leaves have turned so it won’t be long before you will need those socks, I think.

  4. Seriously love this combination of pattern & yarn! Gosh the colors are gorgeous! Fantastic pics too. I am going to remember this summer as the summer of socks & hot weather as well.

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