Tuesday, 19 April 2016

#6 Opal Socks

When I first started knitting socks a few years back, I would see this lovely Opal yarn in magazines and on web sites and drool at the colourways, but alas my LYS didn't carry Opal and I couldn't find it anywhere locally without ordering online. 

Well, Camilla Valley Farm is now carrying several colourways of Opal. Insert Happy Dance here :D 

Last time I was by the farm located on the Blind Line just north of Orangeville, Ontario, I picked up several balls. This pair of socks are the first ones I've knit. I really like the yarn but it's not as heavy as Kroy. 

It's quite a long repeat in the striping with only a little over 3 repeats per sock in a ladies medium size. 

Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser
Colourway: 3202
Needle: 2.25 mm
Pattern: No pattern. Plain top cuff down sock. 
Completed: April 19, 2016

#5 Beige Leafy Socks

This is one of my favourite lace sock patterns. It's very easy to follow and works well with a solid or a variegated yarn. My preference leans toward a solid yarn for it though. I have made this pattern two other times.

Like with the Eye of the Helix socks, I used the muslin colourway of Patons Kroy Sock yarn and a 2.75mm needle.

The only variation that I have from the original pattern is I do a (K1TBL, P1) ribbing instead of a plain (K1, P1).

I would definitely endorse this pattern for anyone wanting to knit a nice lace sock.

Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks
Colourway: 55008 Muslin
Needle: 2.75 mm
Completed: April 5, 2016

#4 Plain Old Socks

I love a nice strong sock yarn. I love it even more when it has a lovely self-striping pattern.

Kroy Socks Stripes from Patons Yarn is one of my favourite go-to yarns. It's a 4-ply fingering weight but it's almost a sport weight it's so heavy. It's incredibly durable and colourfast.

But the biggest plus for me is that I live about an hour away from the factory in Listowel, Ontario where it is wound into balls. I go to the tent sale one or two times a year and scoop up tons of sock yarn.

This is my second pair of mindless socks this year. It's time to find another colourway and start another pair.


Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks Stripes
Colourway: 55617 Sporty Stripes
Needle: 2.25 mm
Pattern: No pattern, just a regular boring sock
Completed: March 7, 2016