Thursday, March 19, 2009
The pattern? Wise Hilda's Basic Ribbed Sock. The yarn? A lilac fingering weight cotton that I had in my stash. It's from a project that I ripped out ages ago - I can't remember the brand. Cotton's a great choice for a summery sock, but, by it's nature it's not stretchy, so a stretchy rib pattern seemed like a good idea.
But what I really like is the charming simplicity of the pattern ... K3 P1 rib. A simplicity rooted in clean, uncluttered, unfussy lines. A simplicity reinforced with a muted, unvariegated, unfuzzy yarn. It's simple enough that it's like a meditation to knit.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." — Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)