December 21, 2010
Simple socks for Yahaira
Hiatus over! I have so much to share with you :). There are the socks below, a lovely hat I knit for myself out of a bamboo-silk blend, and a blanket (this one) which is so close to being done, I can taste it! Plus a little bit of sewing, too!
Pattern: Basic sock worked over 60 stitches with tiny baby cables running along the sides. Short row heel and standard wedge toe.
Yarn: Fleece Artist 100% superwash merino sock yarn in the Hercules colorway. I really liked the texture and twist of this yarn.
Needles: US 1 dpns (these ones).
The color in the picture above is all wrong (overcast day, le sigh), but fortunately Yahaira, the recipient, snapped a much better one and is allowing me to share it with you:
Yahaira and I were both surprised that the finished socks are much more blue than the skeined yarn would lead you to believe. Reds and goldens are so predominant in the skein, but clearly take a secondary role in the knitted fabric.
Not only that, I noticed that one sock came out brighter than the other, even though both were knit (one right after the other) from the same skein.
As long as the socks fit and are comfortable, that's a non-issue, right?