Sunday, March 8, 2009


Cheeky Monkey socks! This pattern is easier than I ever thought. It looks really complicated. Turns out, it isn't. But it results in a very interesting texture. The triangles of purls recede and the Vs of knit stitches push forward. It's really effective.

These socks are pretty far out of my comfort zone. Straight columns of cables, solid or semi-solid colours - that's my usual. A flowing texture with a handpainted yarn is really quite a stretch for me. It's good for me to push my boundaries and open myself up to the unexpected. But you won't be surprised if the next project is more conservative, and not so cheeky.

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