Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sock Love

So the socks I knit for Josh & Jen went over well! I think they really liked them, and it was a relief when they tried on their respective pairs and they both fit wonderfully! Whew!

If you would have asked me a couple of years ago what was the last thing I would ever be able to knit I would have said SOCKS. It's amazing to me how rewarding and enjoyable sock knitting has become for me. That said, I have acquired a lot of sock yarns. Even so, I don't have too many solid colors, but I saw this pattern on Ravelry today and I just fell in love with it. In fact, I bumped it up to #1 in my queue and I just might cast-on tonight!

So what would you think if I used these 2 sock yarns (yay -- from my stash) to knit it:

Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Soot and

Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Colori Disco (this colorway is #2) I used the close-up photo so you can see the metallic, sparkly bits in the yarn. But the color is a subtle ombre of gray and taupe and it's a little brighter/lighter than it appears in the photo.
Since you only need a standard amount of sock to be able to knit a pair (around 400 yards), I was thinking of making these super-special: a pair of knee-length socks!

I also have that kettle-dyed Essential in a deep purple (almost eggplant) color, which could be an option as well.


Marsha said...

Did you cast on yet? That pattern would look just great in the soot-gray/taupe combo. And knee-length? Go for it!

Bubblesknits said...

Oooh...that is a pretty pattern! I like the first option. The one with the sparkles.

Gina said...

I did cast-on last night! I got through about 1/2 the cuff ribbing on one sock.

I have to say, KnitPicks Essential yarn is probably the best I've ever used for socks. I knit a pair once before in that meadow colorway (dark brown with violet and green) and they are super soft, wash brilliantly, and the yarn is just a dream to work with.

Katie J said...

I think you made a great choice. Can't wait to see them!

Beth said...

Nice pattern. I can't wait to see yours. Knee-highs whoaa!

~Marge~ said...

Well, now you've done it! I got away from knitting socks many years ago. After viewing that pattern, I'm itching to find my sock needles and search my stash for some sock yarn! LOL Thanks for the link.