Tuesday, November 09, 2010
BFF Revisited and New Sock Yarn
These socks deserved better than yesterdays inadequate picture taken with the flash. The picture above was taken in daylight and shows the true richness of the yarn color. It's still difficult to see the cables because of the dark color.
This close up picture was lightened so you can see the beautiful way Cookie A. transitions between the cuff ribbing and stitch pattern. A k2 in the ribbing is crossed and double knit to create four stitches for the start of the cable.
The decrease back to two stitches where the cable ends is just as ingenious, but I'm not there yet.
Pattern:BFF by Cookie A. 64 stitch size.
Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.
Color: After Midnight.
Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.
I bought two skeins of the After Midnight thinking I'd use it for Brother Dave's socks. Then he called a few nights ago and asked for multicolored socks with "violet". That meant I had to buy more sock yarn. Darn.
This is Opal Rainforest 6, Color 4005, Baronesse Bambalina.
Someone always asks where I buy Opal. Simply Socks Yarn Company