Friday, December 30, 2011

Skyp Socks II

I've had this yarn around for such a long time that I started to feel like the socks were taking a long time to knit as well. The truth is though, I knit these in a little over a month (of course I had the yarn wound up some time before that).

This was the main project I worked on while I was in Fresno for Christmas and my dedication to them paid off.  The night before I left I made sure to finish the foot and turn each heel this way I could just kind of zone out and knit the leg on the plane or wherever. 

I knit these two-at-time, toe up for one main purpose. Having only 250 yards of yarn to knit socks with scares me. I was worried that I would knit one sock the proper length then run short with three inches of foot on the second sock left. I figured if I started at the toe on both and only made it to four or five inches of leg on each, at least they would match. While my plan did work (to have a matching set), it turned out that I didn't need to be worried. I ended up being able to knit the leg to 7" before doing a 1" cuff. I have a sock with an 8" leg and I still had yarn left over. I probably could have gone to 9" even but was ready to cast off and wear these bad boys!  I used Jennie's surprisingly stretchy bind off and did a quick jig around the house. 

I've mentioned before that I can't find a lot of info on this yarn although I believe it to be sportweight, 100% superwash Merino. No matter, since I wasn't very impressed with the yarn anyway. It was loosely twisted and there were even areas where the plies had no twist at all, just kind of fuzzed up next to each other. I've worn these socks once since they were finished and already there's pilling on the heel and foot. Only time will tell how these will wear but in the meantime I'm going to get some good wear out of them. 

Yarn: Honeypot Yarns Washable Wool
Needles: #2-40"
Began: November 18
Completed: December 24


  1. These socks are very cute! I have yet to try to knit two socks at the same time. I like your strategy! Happy New Year 2012!

  2. They may not be well spun, but the colorway looks fantastic!

  3. Lovely socks! The result is very cute!

  4. The colorway is pretty! Maybe you should reinforce the heel so as to get more wear. Happy New Year!!

  5. Fantastic socks! I love how you can use a variegated yarn w/that pattern. You did a terrific job.


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