I was lurking in Ravelry’s Free Pattern Testers forum a while ago and was drawn to these socks as there was a cuff down option plus written instructions. I love starting a brand new pair of socks so I can watch the pattern emerge on the leg and these socks were no exception.
This pattern is better suited for solid or lightly tonal yarn to show off the detail of the pattern, which may get lost in a heavy variegated yarn. Ages ago I bought two skeins of sock yarn from Yarn Haus called Suzy Hausfrau Sock. It’s 80% merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon and really suits this pattern.
This was an enjoyable knit although I must confess for the first time ever I suffered a bit of second sock syndrome as I wasn’t looking forward to all those twisty cables again 🙂 The end result is so worth it.
I have just finished spinning, plying and washing this beautiful Ixchel Bunny Cashmere Fling Top which is a blend of cashmere, tencel, bamboo and glitzy nylon. This colourway is Minions and it’s plied with blue rayon.
They’re all from Gympie in Queensland and can be purchased from Lumigrafika on Etsy. I love sourcing goodies from local suppliers. They’re all so talented!
Last week I received an email from a work friend who wanted me to drop into her office at lunch time as she had something for me 🙂
This gorgeous little tin which opens with a zip and features sheep on each side – of course 🙂 It seems my friends are on the look out for sheepy things for me 🙂
One more photo of those lovely socks…
Until next time…