When I saw pooling in pictures of other socks knit with the “Fly Fishing” colorway of Memories sock yarn from Knit Picks, I searched for a pattern that would minimize it … I think Prism did a great job! It was easy too. I did the socks toe-up, finishing with EZ’s sewn bind-off. Lots of yarn left over, maybe this pattern would look cute in some fingerless gloves? (Like I’m gonna have time for that … the queue is about to take on holiday knitting, ha ha!)
Did I say “holiday knitting”?? Here’s the yarn, it just came in from Knit Picks:
This is Andean Silk which is alpaca, silk and merino. Very squishy! This was the closest I could get to the actual colors … I think the blue one isn’t really that bright. I used the lighter green yarn to make a test swatch:
Yes, there are a couple of errors … I just wanted to see if the needle size — #8 — was good with the yarn and to get an estimate of how many stitches to cast on for each of the SIX manly scarves that are planned. I love how this yarn feels and drapes so far, it will make a wonderful scarf!! I spent the morning narrowing down the stitch patterns (this, of course, is open to constant revision!!). The one in the picture didn’t make the final cut.
And since I finished my August socks with a week left, I cast on for a pre-September pair! I’m insane. On a positive note, I love the yarn and the pattern so much!!! Here ya go:
This toe-up pattern is called Vinnland and the yarn is Valley Yarns Franklin in the “spruce” colorway. I expected a slightly more solid-color look, but I love it as it is. The pattern is cool too. It’s secretly a 2 x 2 ribbing with some increases and decreases which create the pattern. I wanted to squeeze in another pair of socks cuz I have a feeling my September socks may drag into October or November now that scarves are taking over, hah!