Wednesday, September 23, 2015

FO: Vanilla Bean Striped Socks

Pattern: Vanilla Bean Striped Socks by Emily O'Grady (again)

Yarn: Shelridge Farms 80/20 Fingering (white) plus sock yarn leftovers: Alley Cat Sock (Anne Boleyn green, Tea Time beige), Cascade Heritage Sock (Snow tea-dyed to beige), Foot Loose (Brown), Studio June Twisted (Coffee and Cream), YvieKnits Sock (Emerald Isles green), Sydney Sock (Blue-Green), SuperCash Sock (Texgal Blue), Tough Love Sock (Deep Cove Green), Djinni Sock (Green), Zarzuela MCN (Blue), Shelridge Farms 80/20 Fingering Handpaints (Green)

Needles: 2.00 mm

Modifications: Worked toe up, increasing to 68 sts with afterthought heel, with eight rounds per colour joined with Russian Joins.

Comments: Yup, still another pair of scrappy striped socks, this time in cooler shades of blue, green and brown. As before I striped in generous amounts of white yarn just to tie all the stripes together. As it worked out, the afterthought heel landed in one of the darker shades of splitty yarn which was a bit unfortunate. I really ought to plan these things a little better!


Caffeine Girl said...

The white really does set off the colors. And I think both heels look great!

Renee Anne said...

I was just thinking that it was nice that you had the dark afterthought heels......someday, I'll learn toe-up socks and make scrappy ones with all the leftovers (Lord knows I have plenty).

Kepanie said...

Solid finish. I like how they hug your feet.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love them - I'm going to have to do this with some of my scraps!

WildflowerWool said...

I agree, the white really works well with the dark colours. Another great pair of socks!