Socks for mom

bobinthebul's picture

When I first started doing socks, I was only doing worsted-weight things, mostly based on the Thuja pattern. Mom got two pairs but later I "graduated" to fingering weight yarn and decided it was time I made her a pair out of it. I decided to use some yarn that I dyed myself. It was supposed to be denim blue-violet and deep "navy purple," but the darker color came out more of a khaki. Odd - probably a mislabeled dye. But I liked the result.

What I DIDN'T like was that even though I painted the two skeins side-by-side, one came out darker. I think it was just a case of more dye on one than the other. It wasn't so obvious on the balls, but when I started knitting the second sock it was fairly clear to see. (I will say the picture makes it more obvious than it is...and see if you all believe that!) ;)

The pattern is Simple Skyp Socks, available free on Ravelry. It's an easy, fun stitch to do, and one that I plan on using more in other combinations. Too bad it's not reversible; it would make a great scarf.

From Knittin'

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clneeley's picture

Very nice!

Very nice!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice socks, Bob. Too

Very nice socks, Bob. Too bad you didn't catch the slight color difference beforehand, you could've worked the two yarns at intervals to make up a "design element." Keep up the great work.

bobinthebul's picture

Yes, had I noticed it, I

Yes, had I noticed it, I would have done the cuffs in the darker shade (which I prefer and which are the most visible part) and continued in the lighter. Coulda, woulda, shoulda....I figure they'll fade closer after a few times in the wash.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Could be. I guess it's what

Could be. I guess it's what you can call a set of socks, rather than a pair.