After what seems an age, I've finally got a pair of socks off the knitting needles.
These were started back in April but what with one thing and another, losing my knitting mojo after the death of my dad, they've taken quite some time to finish.
I used the Sugar Frost Socks pattern by Marianne Heikkinen, a pattern I've used before. It's quite straightforward, just one pattern row in every four, but it adds a nice bit of interest to what would otherwise be a plain sock, and just the right amount of pattern for a self striping yarn. Speaking of which, this is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply yarn in the Mojito colourway. I've used the same yarn in the Chocolate Lime colourway for the cuffs, heels and toes. Instead of following the pattern at the heel, I put in a Fish Lips Kiss heel, it's such a good fit and always works well with a self striping yarn.
They're a great fit and will be added to my sock drawer, though I don't think it will be long going by the weather we've got at the moment until they'll be worn
They're smashing, I love the Mojito colour. I think you're right about needing to wear them quite soon, I wore a jumper instead of a T-shirt yesterday.ReplyDelete
The socks look great, Jo. And the colour is exactly like chocolate limes. Crumbs, it's ages since I had any of those. I wonder if they're still available? :o)ReplyDelete
Love the colours on these socks, it is getting cooler each day, we are hoping for a late hot spell in September before we settle down into Autumn, but it's always good to be ready.ReplyDelete
Fabulous fresh zesty socks! It is definitely feeling autumnal - socks will soon be a necessity again.
A perfect pair of socks, I just love the colours and the pattern is nice too I'll have to look it up. xReplyDelete
Mojito is the perfect name for this colourway! Your socks are gorgeous, I think I need to check out the pattern. I cast on a pair last Thursday, I haven't knitted socks for six months and I suddenly really wanted to knit a pair. Strange. xReplyDelete
Love the colour, I must admit I have sock envy they are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Smashing! So green and stripy!ReplyDelete
I live them, well done.ReplyDelete
Awesome! They look great!ReplyDelete
Great socks, I love the colour :)ReplyDelete
Those socks are nearly Irish!! Not really, Im just teasing you. .How warm they will be! I'm glad you can knit during your griefReplyDelete
Lovely Jo & I can see them keeping your feet toasty warm. The only socks I've ever attempted were donated as they turned out huge. Take care, stay safe & huggles.ReplyDelete
They will keep your feet snug!xxxReplyDelete
They do look good Jo, love the colour.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Oooh I love the colour! I will look out for the yarn, I fancy a pair like that for myself.ReplyDelete
They're lovely. Sadly you will be wearing them sooner rather than later, where has the summer gone?ReplyDelete