Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Vaguely remarkable socks

I like this yarn. It's a wool / cotton / stretch blend. Looking at the ball though, I had thought that it would be a self striping yarn. I have a bit to learn.
denim sock yarn

I'm using a chevron pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. She suggests that these patterns are particularly effective when used in conjunction with stripes. The popularity of Grumperina's Jaywalker socks is further testament to this assertion.
This is the resulting sock so far.
chevron 01

Effectively, I'm knitting a blue denim sock rather than a sock with dark and light blue stripes. I like the result, but it's not what I expected and if I want to get the real ziggy-zaggy stripe effect that I was aiming for, I'll have to try the chevron pattern again with a yarn that I know, rather than expect, to be self-striping.

So. Vaguely-remarkable Socks.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

I like it! Although I must admit, it's not what I expected either, looking at the ball of yarn. But it looks great so far!