A long long time ago, I bought a bunch of variegated sock yarns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Over the years, I've used up most of them, but it's always a challenge to find patterns that will look good with some of the crazier colour combos. I recently came across a free pattern on Ravelry called Harvest Dew, which has a really cute slipped stitch pattern that helps to break up pooling in these types of yarns. I paired it up with a skein called Koi Koi and whipped up a pair of socks.
The stitch pattern itself is very easy to memorize (like, once through the pattern and you have it down) and also very quick, so the socks don't take much longer to knit than a simple stockingette sock would. I knew it would eat up the yarn more than stockingette, so I did have to shorten the leg a bit, to make up for my big ol' feet. If I used a yarn with a little more yardage in the skein, I could probably have made a taller leg, too.
End result: fun-to-knit, cute, comfy socks in one of my favourite yarns ever. Sweet!
2 days ago