During the last Fiber Factor break, after I ran out of hexapuff yarn I went on a sock tear. You know when you can’t decide what to knit and you’re just tossing your stash and getting more and more frustrated – why do you have all of this yarn when you don’t want to knit any of it????? I was dealing with that. It’s my most mature mood.
So I finally broke down and pulled out a ball of yarn and a pattern I had printed and put in a ziplock together oh, about three years ago now. (Literally, I did it right after we moved to Texas in August 2010.) And a few days later I had a beautiful pair of Kalajokis on my hands. Or, more accurately, my feet.
The pattern is Kalajoki, and it was all the rage in the Socks that Rock group a few years ago. It’s a pretty simple little pattern, but you do need to pay attention to the chart, at least the first time through. I assumed I knew what was going on, that it was just a straight zigzag, but it meanders a little more slowly than that.
It’s also pretty great because it has an asymmetrical toe. I don’t often bother with these, even though I love them, because most socks aren’t Left or RIght, but in this case it’s a great idea and looks fantastic. They knit up pretty quickly in this STR Lightweight Sunkissed Sands, and I love how they turned out.