Sunday, 16 October 2011

Easy cable socks

I enjoy knitting socks with intrincate patterns as much as any knitter, but I also love stockinette stitch, knitting in the round one knit stitch after the next, with those light needles, I find it a mind soothing pleasure, I could go one forever. As almost in everything in life, the smart way to go is balance, these socks fall more on the easy and mindless side, but are a step towards that balance.

They are really, really easy mostly stockinette with a samll area of simple cables thrown in, but they are pretty enough to look at.

Without noticing I made a fading experiment, i knitted one sock almost one year ago and threw it in a drawer, then I started the second at the beginning of summer but forgot about it and let it lay under a window until last week. It doesn't really show on the pictures, but in real life the second sock looks like a poor quality photocopy of the first one.

Monday, 3 October 2011


I am becoming a fan of making singles, they respect the colour sequence of the roving, no ugly surprises when two unmatching strands ply together...and so many meters!

100% merino, 100g, 700m. Since the day I dyed it I knew the name I would give it, the colours are perfect to wear with jeans.

I used some to make this cowl, apparently, mixing multicolored yarns with plain ones is a good idea when it comes to jacquards.