Marie Antoinette!

Can you believe it? Pair number Thirteen!!

Marie Antoinette!

These are “Marie Antoinette” by Anne Hanson, available from, and knit in Fleece Artist’s Merino 2/6 in the “Boreal” colourway.

One of my favourite things about this pattern is the detail down the back:

Marie A. back detail

This little motif goes all the way down the heel, and is called “Honeybee”; the pattern on the rest of the leg is “Beehive”! These socks feature my most significant mistake of all of the socks I’ve made for the challenge – the “Beehive” pattern is staggered, except for one spot on the top of the foot of the first sock where it’s aligned. I haven’t blocked these socks yet because I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to rip it back and fix it!

a little fix...

And I am not ashamed to admit that I *did* match my clothes to this pair of socks when I knew I’d be finishing them…

So, the final pair of the Summer of Socks Challenge is underway, but I’m keeping the specs under wraps for now (figuratively and literally – I’m working a short-row heel right now. Get it? Wraps? oh, knitting puns)… However, I will be at tomorrow night’s Kniterary Night at the Peterborough Public Library (7-9 p.m.), so you might catch a glimpse of them there!

  • Cass
    Posted at 21:44h, 29 August Reply

    Gorgeous. I love everything about these. The patterns, the colour, one of my favourite wools. That last picture is great! I’m going to really try to come to Kniterary Night tomorrow and seeing the last pair of socks is making me even more interested in attending.

  • LoriAngela
    Posted at 11:35h, 30 August Reply

    Great! I often find that my knitting matches my clothes even without trying. It is pleasing.

  • Paws2reflect
    Posted at 19:53h, 01 September Reply

    OH another lovely set of socks – each new pair is my favourite… that is until you post another new set. The details on these are stunning.

  • tanis
    Posted at 17:21h, 03 September Reply

    Beautiful socks! I’m so honoured to have my yarn used in your summer of socks marathon! All your socks look amazing, what a great collection. Congrats!

    • needlesinthehay
      Posted at 17:39h, 09 September Reply

      Well, your yarn is pretty hard to resist! In fact, I’ve been needing to place another order, but I thought I’d wait until after the big festival weekend. 🙂

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