Saturday, December 3, 2011

FO: Peppermint Twist Socks



I've been sick with the stomach flu the past couple of days, so I laid in bed and worked on my second sock.  I usually love fraternal twin socks, but this time, I tried really hard to begin and end the socks at the same points in the colorway.



I got the stripes pretty darned close.  I love how this pattern, Gusset Heel Basic Socks by Wendy D. Johnson, makes these cool hand stitching effects on the gusset with a self-striping yarn.  They look so homey - I LOVE IT!



I used the SpinningFates Toula Sock Yarn in Peppermint Twist colorway.  This is the first time I'd knit with this yarn and loved it.  This is a self-striping yarn with terrific color saturation and even color changes.  The base has a very mild halo and very nice, tight plying, allowing for very nice stitch definition.  These socks were a pleasure to knit up!


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7 comments:

  1. They look wonderful and cozy and festive.

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  2. I love them!! I want a pair for myself! Sorry to here you have been ill, hope your all better now.

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  3. So sorry you have been ill. Especially this time of year! Love the socks they are about as perfectly matched as they can be. Hope you feel better.
    Meredith

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  4. I was going all over your blog earlier and then I forgot to comment! Lol
    I love the socks... do you ever do the two at a time pattern?

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  5. They turned out great! I hope you are feeling better now.

    I just ordered this yarn for my mom for Christmas! She is a HUGE lover of sock yarns and will love this! Thanks for posting about it!

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  6. I love those socks! One day I will learn how to make my own socks!

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