24 Jun Milkmaid's Stockings!
mmm, freshly blocked…
These socks, designed by the formidable Cat Bordhi, featured a few techniques that I was here-to-fore unfamiliar with, namely the Judy’s Magic Cast-on for a toe-up sock and a flap-esque heel worked in reverse (again, because it’s a toe-up sock)… Once I had the sizing worked out, and understood the charting (the plain rows are worked twice between pattern rows, not once as I had initially assumed), these socks mosied right along to completion. And while my Sock Challenge requires me to knit 14 different pairs of socks, I’m already thinking about other colour combinations….
For example, wouldn’t they look just darling in a pale champagne pink with aubergine for the contrast?
This is, of course, the last official week of Sock Month, and there are a couple new sock yarns in store – better late than never!
Austermann Step Easy – more of a variegated than an actual striping yarn. A great choice for beginners who want to knit a straightforward no-fuss sock that still has some visual interest and colour variation in the finished product:
And a few new colourways in the Misti Alpaca Handpainted Sock – this is the yarn my Herringbones were knit with, and I have at least one (maybe two?) more patterns in mind for this yarn that will likely be part of the Sock Challenge:
These and all of our other sock yarns are still 10% off until the end of June!
Also, the final installment of our Summer of Socks Workshops is this Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. – Socks Two-At-A-Time! This will be a class taught with magic loop method, and as there were a couple people who missed the magic loop method workshop, anyone wanting to learn just one at a time on Magic Loop are more than welcome to attend as well! More info is available on the website!