Monday, October 8, 2007

Socks that Rock

I love the colors in this skein. The greens -- from lime to lemon to mint & sage, and the dusky purples.

I tried making Jaywalkers from this yarn. Unfortunately, the yarn began pooling. Do you see the big stripe of gray? That's only on that one part of the sock. It was going to be bad. So I ripped it out.
The solution? Stockinette over 64 stitches on size 1s. The striping worked out beautifully.

Oh, and the true color of this skein is somewhere in between the two sets of photos -- not as gray as the top, not as washed out as the bottom. I couldn't get the color balance just right for these.

I finished the first one in two days. That dark purple stripe is the waste yarn for the afterthought heel -- I'm thinking about making the heel in that Cherry Tree Hill I have left over. Maybe just one stripe? Or a striped heel like the Gentleman's Railway Socks?

1 comment:

tiennieknits said...

Love, love, love this color!