Summer on the Needles
After finishing two FOs with wintry colors and themes (FO posts coming soon!), I’ve found myself with summery colors on the needles. For example, these socks remind me of corn on the cob:
That is Handmaiden Casbah sock yarn (with 10% cashmere!) and I love it. It may be the best sock yarn I’ve ever knit with. The colorway is Dandelion. The pattern (free!) is Pablo Deep by The Knitting Pixie (Rav link). It’s easy and enjoyable, but I am dividing for the heel flap differently than the pattern. The above photo is as the pattern dictates (2 repeats front, 2 back), I want to divide with one repeat centered down the front flanked by two half repeats as shown below.
This sock is the start of a Christmas pair for M’s grandmother. The color, self-striping from Berroco, reminds me of a summer sky.
Finally, I started Cleite from Miriam Felton (Rav link) with a 150 g skein of Sea Silk I had in Blackberry.
Cleite was an Amazon warrior, and the lace motif looks like spearheads:
So I knit blackberry-colored yarn, but M takes REAL blackberries and makes Kir Royale cocktails and homemade blackberry sorbet.
He’s a keeper.