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)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Colorful Socks, Staid Socks, and Future Socks

These socks are gorgeous, for sure.

The Zauberball yarn is single ply unevenly spun - like a fingering weight Lopi. The feel of it is like a rough fuzzy wool, not the smooth, soft sock yarn I love to knit.

Because the yarn has no twist, I predict a short life for these socks but they will be bright and cheerful while they last. I had fun knitting them.

Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 64 stitches. k3p1 ribbing on cuff and instep.

Yarn: Zauberball.

Color: 1155.

Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

Once a year I knit Vegan acceptable socks for sister Carrie's birthday.

This year she got a a black pair of Panda Soy and this pair of dark blue Panda Cotton.

Both of the Panda yarns are nubbly and neither has decent enough stitch definition to support a stitch pattern. I find the Panda Cotton a little more pleasant to knit then the Panda Soy. Both are splitty. Panda Cotton splits easier than Panda Soy.

Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 56 stitches. k3p1 ribbing on cuff and instep.

Yarn: Panda Cotton. 55% bamboo + 24% Cotton + 21% elastic nylon.

Color: Delft blue.

Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch

Today, just in time to start the next set of birthday socks, there was a box from Knitpicks in the mailbox.

Daughter Heather, May birthday, asked for gray and/or black socks. Mom, June birthday, asked for green.

From left to right: Ash Stroll, Peapod Stroll, Black Stroll. The skein in front is Springtime Tonal Stroll. Much brighter than the picture.


momsue84 said...

Just wondering how you like knitting with KP Stroll as opposed to Slackford Studio sock yarn?

Judy S. said...

Love those socks! At first I thought you used Mini Mochi as I couldn't match that either and saw on the pattern that's because the fiber is dyed before spinning. I wonder if that's the same with the Zauberball? Sorry to read about your dental issues; that's not a fun way to pass the time.

Anonymous said...

The Zaurball socks look like fun - (very cheerful) and the blue socks are also nice.

I also received a KP's shipment with Stroll yarn yesterday. It is very soft but I wonder how it holds up for socks. I am using mine to knit a shawlette.

Dorothy said...

Those socks really will be fun while they last - maybe indoor socks to wear with slippers? And now you have to do black socks again. You really do love your family!

kathy b said...

Your knitpicks sock yarn looks very very soft.

I love your rainbow socks. Hope they last longer than you think.......you are probably right though!

HOpe it is our last snow for the year!