Socktastic

We are mid way through May 2017 and I have just finished making my 4th pair of socks.

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I decided to use a variety of yarns from DK to 3 ply. I had used double knit for the first pair of socks, and since my Mum had given me a huge stash of yarn she would not be using I decided to use Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo, and the pattern I used was “Gentleman’s Matrimony Celebratory Socks” by Sockbug.  Although I liked the pattern, and the yarn was really nice to work with but, once worn they seem to become baggy and so far, not tighten up.

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My next pair was with Patons UK Fab DK Solids, self pattening yarn, using a pattern called “Nascar Socks” by Laurie Sundstrom, however, I did alter the pattern, and rather than have a continuous plain knit, I did several squares in purl, just to add contrast.

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Next step was to go to proper sock yarn, so, after a trip to Amsterdam, and a visit to Stephen & Penelope’s shop I bought among other yarns a lovely Malabrigo Yarn called Arroyo, and used a pattern called  “Bespoke Vanilla Socks (Sport)” by Melissa Lund.  I also used for the cuffs, heal and toes Rowan Donegal Lambswool which I found in Oxfam for 50p a skein.  Both beautiful yarns to work with.

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My final pair so far this year, I used the same pattern as above, but this time used Cascade Heritage 150 Yarns and the cuff, heal and toes in MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino.

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  3 comments for “Socktastic

  1. October 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    We all go through our project phases, don’t we? Much like Picasso and his different “periods”, you could probably chronicle a knitter’s career through their projects: Blanket Period, Sock Period, Bag Period, Green Period, Cable Period, Sweater/Jumper Period…😁

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    • October 6, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      Totally agree with you on that, I had never thought of it like an artist, yet I studied art as part of my degree.

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      • October 6, 2018 at 7:54 pm

        Oh yes, knitting is as much art as painting or sculpting is! We just use different media (yarn) and implements (needles)!

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