Project – Half & Half Socks
Patons Pattern Book – #500869 Sox in the City
Yarn – Kroy Socks - #55301 Sultana and #55040 Coal
Blogger – terriknitspatons
Summer is practically here. I have heard rumors that summer arrived weeks ago to many parts of the continent. In fact, I have seen pictures of vegetable gardens that have made me weep with envy. In my neighborhood, summer has almost arrived. Because I am an optimist, I have set aside knitting projects that include blankets, or large shawls and turned to the little stuff. Stuff that will not drape across my lap while I am outside soaking up the sun. First summer project? Socks.
I have knit a hundred or so pairs of socks, but this is something new. When I chose this project I did not think too much about the construction. It was all about the design and its possibilities. I should not have been surprised to learn that what we have here is a pair of 2-needle socks. I am really excited to learn something new. I am also excited to know that once I finish this pair of socks I will have the construction know-how to move on to argyles. I heart argyle.
The Half & Half Socks in the Socks in the City booklet are black and grey. Very classic, very elegant. I wondered what would happen if one of the solid colors were switched out for stripes.
I think it works well. I love the wide stripes and the contrast from the black. And the yarn. I love this yarn. The yarn is Kroy Socks and at first stitch I was happy about the thickness, a true fingering, and the squishy factor. I like a squishy yarn, but not too squishy. I do not like it when the yarn collapses while I am knitting. After knitting a few inches I noticed the “hand”. The fabric drapes well without being floppy. The nylon content does not take away at all from the overall softness. I really appreciate the fact that I will not have to darn these socks six months down the road AND the yarn is soft on my hands. Totally knitting with this again.