Several weeks ago I was going on and on about gift knitting I couldn’t talk about. Sometimes I forget about how the internet isn’t really private, so I quit talking about a knitting project I’d already put pictures of all over the place. I knit GFF’s mom a pair of Hedera Socks! Here they are:
This is the second time I’ve knit these socks, and I found the pattern really enjoyable again. I first knit a pair for GFF out of Knit Picks Essential, and happened to be in Tulsa when I was working on them. Debbie loved them so I decided to knit her a pair, too. The pattern repeat is four rows, easily memorized. I did 17 repeats of the lace pattern on the leg instead of the recommended 14 – I like my socks to be a little longer and I make them that way for everyone else, too.
(sorry for the blur!)
Soxx Appeal is super-stretchy, similar to Cascade Fixation, although it is constructed really differently. I originally knit one skein in the Baudelaire pattern (also Cookie A., but I swear I knit socks from other designers, too!). The sock turned out way too small, so I ripped and re-knit the yarn for this pattern. The yarn didn’t look so good when I originally ripped it out, but after being re-knit it looked fine, just like the other sock. It is supposed to be superwash but I haven’t tested it out in the laundry. I gave them to Debbie while I was there and she wore them around a lot, even inside a pair of shoes. They seemed to wear well and feel good! It was awesome to see her enjoy them.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have a digital camera on our trip so I don’t have a picture of them on her…or as a pair. Oops! Maybe I will do an update post one day with more pics and info on how they have worn.
At this point, I would go to this pattern as a…go-to. For gift socks, especially. They go quite quickly for me now, and are pleasurable to knit. I’d like to knit myself a pair of socks in this yarn, too! It’s really soft and the stretchiness makes your socks a lot easier to get on.
Next up: updates on what I’m knitting now. (I’ve already decided to rip out the soysilk shrug I showed you a few posts ago because it was way too big on top of the fact that it was never going to be as cute as I imagined. [My advice to raglan-in-the-round knitters: try it on very early in the knitting! Continue to try it on frequently!! Even if it means putting in a life line every few rows and you find that really annoying and are convinced that you still need to increase about eleventy more times!!!] After ripping that sucker out, I think I’m going to knit Ysolda‘s Cloud Bolero in the Soysilk.) Plus socks that aren’t Cookie A.’s, what may possibly be my first finished garment, and the must-have knit of the season — still to come at knitwhere!