Friday, February 09, 2007

Plain Vanilla

Lots of "vanilla" sock-knitting going on here the past couple of months.

left to right:
Koigu PPPM (merino)
Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (merino superwash) "Blueberry Hill"
Fly Super Sport Monarch (merino superwash) "Petrol"

left to right:
Apple Laine Apple Pie (50% wool, 20% mohair, 20% silk, 10% nylon) "Godiva"
Regia Bamboo Color (45% bamboo, 40% superwash wool, 15% polyamid) "1069"
Knit Picks Main Line (75% pima cotton, 25% merino) "Dusty Lavender"

The top three have been worn and washed numerous times, hence their slightly fuzzy appearnace; the bottom three are new and unworn. The Main Line sock is much heavier than the others, but I thought a very thick sock would be good for wearing in my boots. I ran out of yarn (one ball per sock, and one 50g ball is only 82 yards) before I could get the top ribbing done, so I just grabbed a little ball of left-over sock wool to finish the top.

I knit all my socks on two Addi Turbos, size 2mm. The pattern is You're Putting Me On, which I've rewritten very slightly to change it from dpns to circular needles.


megan robertson said...

Ooooh, the godiva is gorgeous! I like the bamboo too. You're going to have very happy feet! m.

kathy said...

Awesome socks is there a way that you can share your ml pattern there i dont like the one in the book and im a beginner love to learn love them socks.


JennyRaye said...

Great socks. I'm pretty much into plain vanilla knitting too. At times it gets me down, but right now, I'm okay.

JulieLoves2Knit said...

Val - I stumbled on you blog via Pacific NW Fibre Ring -
Don't you love Pat Fly's sock yarns! I've bought from her many times and finally got to meet her in person last summer at The Oregon Flock and Fibre show. Her yarn is one of my favorite!
I actually knit socks with the Cherry Hill - same color as you and was not happy - they were a gift and they wore out in the heel after only a few months. Darning took place and they are back in use - but it happened rather quickly so was disapointed in the yarn - loved the colors!!

Val said...

Of all the sock wools I've tried so far, I like Pat Fly's the best. I've washed and worn those socks at least a dozen times and they still look great (no felting at all, and I wear them inside hiking boots). Wish I could say the same for ALL the socks I've knitted.

IHateToast said...

i have never knitted a second set of socks. i have no discipline. i have a nice bit of sock yarn and you're showing me in this post that i must... change... my ... ways...