As I’m working through my fabric stash, I’m also working through the yarn stash, although, thankfully, I have only a few skeins of sock yarn yet to knit. My friends are as generous with yarn as they are with fabric, and this ball was a gift from Linda last Christmas.
I was glad to get to this one, as it has obviously been sitting there for a while. The colours are more subdued than I usually knit, but I really enjoyed the change!
I love the little pop of burnt orange, which lifts the blues and purples to another level. I’m sure there’s a colour theory explanation for this, but I just find it a really pleasing colour combination.
The yarn is study and quite crisp in the hand. This concerned me whilst I was knitting them, fearing that they’d be uncomfortable for The Husband to wear. But I’ve just checked with him and he assures me they are comfy, cosy and warm. Which is pretty much what we’re looking for in a sock, right!?
They’re also machine washable, which is absolutely a must in my book. I know the hand washable yarns are softer and totally wondrous, but socks in this house have a habit of sneaking into a shirts wash and meeting an untimely, felty end if they’re hand-wash only.
And also, joy of joys, the stripes match. I have a pair of socks on the needles that are likely to be scrapped, because I just cannot any more with the mismatched stripes.
|Pattern:||Regia 4 ply sock|
|Yarn:||Zwerger Garn Opal|
|Colourway:||Moments of Truth|
|Purchased at:||City Knits|