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!


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.