Although all that vanilla sock knitting was pretty dull, self-striping yarn like this usually fights with fancy stitch patterns, so vanilla it would be. I like the colours and the stripes, but it does frustrate me that Kroy yardage is so skimpy. I'd have been happier to complete the socks entirely in the Kroy Stripes rather than having to add bands of black to lengthen the leg.
Oh well, never mind all that. They're done, the ends are sewn in, they fit perfectly and I like them more than I thought I would. That's a win. And finishing without leftovers is very satisfying.
For the last few days I've been continuing with my Palace Volturi socks, and really enjoying the pattern. Thanks to Knit Companion I was able to pick up where I left off without missing a beat (or a row) after more than a year. The stitch patterns are interesting but not so complicated that I can't binge watch The Sandman at the same time. I can hardly wait to get to the colourwork "tile" pattern towards the top of the leg. It's making me think that I should have another look through Rachel Coopey's patterns to see if I should add a few more to my Year of Projects.
Have a great week! See you again next Sunday for my next Year of Projects 12 update. Year of Projects is a group on Ravelry - you're very welcome to join us if you are interested.
So glad you are enjoying your new socks. I do love my knitted socks as well and I love giving them as gifts.
Beautiful! I love those greens!
The green socks are great. I would not have known you added black yarn to the mix. I really like those Volturi socks....really cute! I love making vanilla socks...I think my "challenging" days are over! LOL!
Yes. The Kroy socks did turn out nice. I kind of like the added black to the leg. Gives it personality. Amazing how an app can help keep track of a pattern even after being 'ignorrd' for a year.
The socks are great! I have that yarn in my stash, I’m now going to have to pull it out and use it soon! The Voltaire socks are beautiful! Cant wait to see them finished. Jen @ Carolina Tales
I love these green stripes, they are great and the vanilla pattern lets the stripes shine.
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