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5 August 2008 2,645 views 25 Comments

I’ve finished the first Noro Striped Sock. It really isn’t that momentous until I consider that I haven’t finished a sock since last September. By the time the second is off the needles, it will have been a year. A year! I’ve started a few socks over the months, but none have them were working for me. Every single one, riiiiip.

noro striped sock (365.248)

After the last post someone asked how I was alternating between the two ends of the skein. All I’m doing is carrying the yarn up when it’s time to switch every 5 rows. I’m a bit lazy when it comes to colour changes too; I simply wrap the two strands together as one for the first stitch and then drop the old yarn. I did the colour changes directly down the back of the leg until the heel. For the foot I moved it over to the side so I won’t have to walk on the line of extra yarn. Easy!

noro striped sock innards

The yarn was coming out in clumps of the center of the skein so for the second sock I’ve split the remainder into two balls. Should make things a little more manageable for Wednesday’s airplane knitting. Gotta go pack my flipflops…

noro striped sock


  • Danielle said:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  • meg said:

    hey thanks for sharing this. when you say wrap them together do you just bring up the new color and knit them both together then drop the old color for the second stitch? i really like the way it looks on yours so i want to make sure i understand correctly.

  • Tara said:

    Such a cute sock! Maybe one of these days I’ll learn to knit.

  • maryse said:

    where you going?

  • Cassy said:

    Those socks are amazing! I love the colors you used. Some of my favorites.

  • Abbe said:

    It’s cute and I’m totally gonna copy it :)

  • Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) said:

    Cute sock! Congratulations on getting over your sock block. I have one that’s been on the gusset for about six months.

  • nancy said:

    so cute, I love the color combo! thanks loads for sharing your technique on the carrying, I had a little trouble envisioning it!

  • Melissa said:

    I love these! So great!!

  • Preita said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! The colors are fantastic & god, what a perfectly knit sock you have! Great job 😀

  • gleek said:

    oooh, great idea!!! i love how the stripes turned out.

  • Jennie said:

    Too cute!!

  • Steph said:

    I’ll say it again, I LOVE those socks!

  • Kim said:

    Love this sock!

  • Patricia Fontes said:

    Love it! really cool!!!!!

  • Péitseoga said:

    beautiful, i love pink and green together, and i love noro stripes! i think i mus get that wool and get my mum to knit me some! she doesn’t usually do stripy socks, but maybe she will make an exeption…

  • john said:

    That’s a good lookin’ sock you got there, missy.

  • mai said:

    beautiful sock!! do you get a job?

  • Nell said:

    Super cute!!!! Thanks for the tip on color changes.

  • lynette said:

    i love it. thanks for sharing your technique. i just bought a skein and would love to try this.

  • Zelia said:

    oh! i loved bumping into your socks and your blog!

  • whitney said:

    Such a cute sock! I’m going to have to try this if I ever acquire some Noro sock yarn.

  • Jan said:

    I never tire of seeing new stripe combos of Noro yarn. Your sock is a wonderful version!

  • Robin said:

    CUTE sock! Love the colors.

  • Ruth said:

    SO cute! Like a Noro scarf for your feet.

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