Beaux Jestes Socks

Project Description

What was your source for this crocheting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Beaux Jestes Socks from How to Crochet Granny Squares with CrochetMe Link to website or photo www.crochetme.com/Crochet-Granny-Squares/ What are you most proud of? My use of colors. Rather than follow the pattern photograph and use solids throughout, I chose a variegated body for the sock that tied the colors all in together. Could it be any wilder??? What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be sure to have stitch markers. Keep trying them on to check the fit!

What you will need

  • Wildefoote Sock Yarn: Deco Lime
  • Surfboard Blue
  • Blue Blood Red
  • Lightening Lemon
  • and Rock 'n Roll

Q&A with MoonlitCircus

Tez asked:
I saw this pattern in the Interweave Fall 08 magazine and thought they looked interesting, but I love the variegated yarn you used in place of the solid. Very cool!
MoonlitCircus answered:
Thanks! The CAL group has done them in shades of pink/purples, etc but they just screamed "Circus!" to me!
Viktoria asked:
These are sooooo coool.... cant waite to try them...
MoonlitCircus answered:
Give them a try & be patient with yourself. They're not totally easy but they are totally worth it!
Lissy94 asked:
i think its great.. i so wonna learn this ..
MoonlitCircus answered:
Just learn to crochet AND read patterns!!!
helenajol199008 asked:
I have to wonder if that's supposed to be "lightning" lemon. Though I suppose lightening makes as much sense.
MoonlitCircus answered:
OK you TOTALLY made me double-check and YES it is Lightening Lemon. "Lightning" precedes thunder, and "lightening" means to get brighter. Here is the Brown Sheep website link for this color! : http://brownsheep.com/yarns/wildfoote-luxury-sock/item/sy46-lightening-lemon?category_id=14
renkrafter asked:
These are Beautiful! I want to make socks, but had a burned out experience in a Knitting class I took where the teacher had thrown together several patterns & made it her own to show us. So when I did get to the gusset area, me, several other students & my daughter were all LOST with her instructions. the class was for a couple of saturdays and before we knew it, it was all over. I have tried on my own, but it just aint working for me. Any suggestions for help?
MoonlitCircus answered:
Well I crochet and don't knit.... I my opinion, all you need to do is be able to read a pattern. I made these in a crochet-along and was able to get advice from the group; check out the link to the group under "instructions" (above). You can also try YouTube for different stitches, but whatever you do: Don't give up!!!! I'm sorry to hear you had that bad experience with that teacher. I've been teaching for over a year now and have learned a lot....