Designer: Virginia Rose-Jeanes
Yarn: Voolenvine Yarns Wolke
80/10/10 blend merino/cashmere/nylon
Colourway: Deck the Halls
Needles: 2.5 mm
|Voolenvine Yarns Wolke Base|
I bought this skein of Voolenvine yarn during Rhinebeck weekend at Indie Untangled. I was quite taken by this colourway when I saw it in person. I tried a couple shawl patterns first but I decided the colourway looked best knit as socks. There are so many sock patterns to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming for a new sock knitter. I decided on the Vanilla Latte Socks as I saw there were over 7000 projects using this pattern. After knitting them now I know why this pattern is so popular. This sock pattern was great, not only because it was a free pattern, but because it offered the knitter a few options. First there were three heel flaps to choose from: Stockinette, Slip Stitch Rib and the one I chose which was the pretty Eye of Partridge. Then there were the Toe Shaping choices: the Rounded Wedge Toe (that's what I did) or the Star Toe. I was quite happy with how the pattern turned out and the fit is great. This is the first time I knit a sock with 56 stitches and it really helped me get the proper fit. I think I have been knitting my socks too big in the past with 64 stitches.
|The second sock is much lighter than the first|
This is my fifth pair of socks that I have knitted. Although I absolutely love wearing knitted socks and prefer them over store bought ones, I still question if it is worth it. I am not the fastest knitter and with limited knitting time one pair takes me a couple weeks. I think I would rather invest my time in other kinds of projects. For the next while I think I will focus on knitting some patterns that are not fingering weight.
p.s. That's not quite true. I just cast on a shawl in Sweet Georgia's Cashluxe Spark which is a fingering weight yarn! But my other projects will not be fingering weight. I swear!
|Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Spark in the colourway Shoreline|