Neither Hip Nor Funky has given me some inspiration for my Sockapalooza 4 socks. Check out her new socks in progress using two variegated yarns. I never would have thought of combining two variegated yarns together in a sock. Since I’ve only got one skein of of the Raspberry Chocolate, I want to make it go as far as possible.

I’m thinking leftovers from Mr. Hipp’s Zen Yarn Garden socks, made last summer with a cable twist and short-row heel and toe pattern of my own design.

I’m thinking contrast heel and toe. I’m thinking a stretchy rib pattern to accommodate my Sock Pal’s high arch. I’m thinking Grumperina’s Roza’s Socks from the Spring 2007 issue of Interweave Knits.

I’m thinking that I like it. I like it a lot.

I’ve adapted the pattern to be knit toe-up (gotta maximize that one skein of Raspberry Chocolate) and adjusted the stitch count down from from 60 to 42 since I am using a much thicker yarn than the pattern calls for.

Thing is, I’m pretty sure I am following the pattern correctly, but the originals look like they have two little “eyelets” per purl rib and mine only has one.

It may just be an illusion. It may just be that I am a knitting idiot and can’t follow a pattern. Either way, I’m happy with the result. Let’s just call it a design feature and let it be.

8 thoughts on “Started

  1. Very nice looking! I like the two colorways together. Never would have thought of combining those, but they look great!

  2. Glad to help with the inspiration 😉
    They look great.
    If there is an issue, I think it is from the way you hold the yarn when you slip the middle stitch. I remember having to read the section at the back of the magazine b/c I wasn’t doing it right. But either way, I wouldn’t change it b/c the sock looks good and that’s what matters.

  3. Love the sock. Bit of warning – be careful when you hit the ankle – mine turned out to be very stretchy and don’t stay up as well as I would like. Might have been the yarn but I would do a little adjusting there (maybe needle size down). They are great socks despite this – I loved knitting them.

  4. It’s gorgeous and I think you’re a genius for combining two different colourways…knitters are some of the most creative people! Can’t wait to see the rest!

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