Whoydensday: TARDIS socks

Lauredhel liked the idea of TARDIS socks, and so I set out to make some for her! Here is the pattern. You’ll note that mine don’t look nearly so polished, but this was my very first time making socks! Modelled by yours truly:

TARDIS socks. They are dark blue with white windows and light blue panelling with white writing on it that says Police Box.

Not sure if you can see, but the lettering says “police box”.

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14 replies

  1. *jealous* awesome socks

  2. Oh, those are splendiferous.

  3. They are truly awesome! I can’t wait till winter, so they can get some wear. *hugs comfy bedsocks*

  4. Nice socks, well done for your first pair. And thanks for the link to a pattern for them.
    Now what will you knit for your next pair? That you will wear …
    I have a confession that having learnt how to knit my own socks, I really find that I prefer them to the purchased version. I just wish I could wear them all year round but even my English heritage cannot cope with a sock/sandal combination in the current heat!

  5. Thanks, all! Curi-Oz, I don’t know, have you any ideas?

  6. I’m not even a Whovian, and I’m totally loving them. Nice work, Chally!

  7. Ooh socks! I haven’t been brave enough to try knitting them yet. Their TARDISness is a bonus!

  8. Oh EPIC WANT! Now if only I could learn to knit.

  9. Pirra, you should! It’s fun and easy once you know how to cast on, cast off, knit, and purl, all of which you can learn in online tutorials. I’d wait a while before trying socks, though, because heel turning defies the laws of physics.

  10. Awesome socks, and truly awesome for a first attempt.
    For as far back as I can remember, the only socks my Dad wore were handknitted Patonyle, knitted by Mum. Because I was frail and sick with severe childhood asthma, I learned to knit early, so from about 1952 (I was 8) Dad’s socks were joint efforts. I would work on the long straight stretches of ribbing, them Mum would take over for the calf shaping, heel turning, and toe shaping (and grafting). But I did achieve my own full pair of socks for Dad (doing all the aforesaid fiddly bits) by the age of 12. I actually have a photo Dad took of me at work on them. The result of all this is that I can do a heel turn automatically.
    I returned to sock knitting with the self-patterning yarns, but I still knit the same basic Patonyle K4P2 rib, short version, adapted to my thick legs, and perfectly fitting my short ‘square’ foot, and the same adapted to my skinny ankled husband, he with the extraordinarily looooong feet, ending with long toes, esp. the big ‘un. They are magically comfortable, hard wearing ( have not needed to darn yet), and they are worn year round, except in the worst of heat and humidity.
    Keep up the good work,
    Gae, in Callala Bay

  11. Chally, I’m afraid I don’t think ordinary heels defy physics, but these do: Skew socks. Knitty is generally a good place to browse for free sock patterns or just ideas, for anyone who isn’t familiar with it.

  12. I wonder if I could learn to knit and make the socks as a block rather than a sock? Then I could make blanket patches and make a Dr.Who inspired lap blanket to curl up in while I watch Dr.Who… (I can -kind of- sew, so maybe just a straight out quilt?)
    I knitted a scarf once. And some squares of plain knitting. But that was as far as I got because apparently my knit and my purl are exactly the same stitch. (I don’t think I hold the yarn and needles the right way, I find following knitting instructions as difficult as following a bus time table. And yet I can follow a cross stitch chart quite successfully???)

  13. Pirra, I think you should go for sewing if you’re more comfortable with that! If you get some dark blue (and white, etc) polar fleece, it’ll make a snuggly blanket, and the edges don’t even need hemming.

  14. I feel warm and fuzzy already Aqua! Thanks for the suggestion. I may just have to do that.

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