Thursday, May 07, 2015

Addiction Fed

They say that knitting with self-striping yarn is addictive because you always want just one more stripe. If that's the case, then I'd say that knitting with handspun self-striping yarn is even more addictive, and that's probably why these socks were finished as fast as they were.


Pattern: plain vanilla socks with a 3x2 ribbed cuff and afterthought heel
Yarn: my handspun from Fat Cat Knits 85% superwash merino/15% nylon in Boogaloo, with Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed (75% superwash merino/25% nylon) in Soot for cuffs and heels
Needles: US 0 (2.0 mm) circs
Started/Completed: April 22/May 7


There isn't much to say about these socks except that I absolutely love them. They turned out better than I was hoping, and I just know I'm going to wear them to death. This pair was the first time I ever used an afterthought heel, and while I still prefer a traditional heel flap, I was surprised at how well these heels fit, especially given how much I do not care for a short-row heel. Based on how much yarn is leftover, it's possible I would have had enough to do the heels (and perhaps even the cuffs as well) in the handspun, but I'm glad I tried something new.


Now that this pair is complete, I feel like I really need to spin up some more multicolored fiber into self-striping yarn so I can do it again. I certainly haven't gotten the craving out of my system!

3 comments:

Sue said...

What gorgeous colors!

Kat Riddell said...

Those are amazing! They're so bright and fun, no wonder you got them knit so quickly :) I love the super bright colors-well done!

knottygnome said...

those are sooo pretty! love them. glad to see you conquered the afterthought heel.