Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Purple BonBons Finished

Mom's second pair of purple socks were done, wrapped, and under her tree on Christmas Eve.

Once again I only did a five inch cuff for her and she says it's just right.

Multiple commenters with a better imagination than mine were quick to point out that the stitch pattern imitates wrapped candies.

It's so obvious now that I know. Thanks everyone.

While hunting for a BonBon picture on Google, I learned BonBon is French for "good, good", and is used for many different types of sweets and candy. The type of BonBon depicted by this stitch pattern is a sweet wrapped in paper twisted at one end or both ends.

I found the stitch pattern in Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 2. It's basically a knit 8, purl 3 rib. When stretched a little, the cables contract and pull in and the stockinette sections flair out giving a rich, wavy look to the pattern.

After being asked to share, I found a free version of the BonBon stitch pattern complete with words, chart, and clear picture here.

Pattern: Stitch pattern 128 BonBons from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 2, Cables. Knit cuff down on 66 stitches.

Stitch pattern online here: BonBon Cable.

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: Dusk to Dawn.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.

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