Wednesday, July 24, 2013


The Lycaena virgaureae socks are finished! The stitch pattern is really beautiful.
I like that the two purl stitches on each side travel down the length of the foot.

As I feared, I did run out of yarn just as I was ready to start the second toe. I kept looking at the two possibilities I had found to use for the toes, one variegated blue and one solid green. Wouldn't it be great if I could combine those two?
Oh, wait. I'm a knitter. I can. I knit the toe mostly in the variegated blue, throwing in a few green stitches now and then. You can certainly tell the toe is different from its mate, but I think it came out pretty well. I'm going to live with them awhile and see if the mismatched toes bother me. If they do, I'll take them both out and reknit. Toes don't take that long.
Lycaena virgaureae socks (mine ravelled here),

I particularly like how well this pattern worked with variegated yarn. It's hard to find a pattern that doesn't get lost with this sort of yarn, and I like this pattern enough to knit again.

But I'm going to make sure the yarn I use has 400 yards instead of 360.

1 comment:

  1. just double checked that the hank I'm going to use has 400 yds. THANKS!