No, it's not a new health food, it's my newest FO!
I'm slowly getting back my sock knitting mojo which was gone for a long time - I've been enjoying shawl knitting so much that I've forgotten all about how I liked knitting socks. But then I discovered this pretty yarn and the Froot Loop pattern in my May Small Item Club bag, I decided to get my dpns out and make some socks. Here are the specs:
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Soja, a sock yarn with 60% wool, 20% soy and 20% nylon. I just now learned that the wool in this yarn is merino - damn! Another lovely yarn I must try and find out if the poor merinos have been mulesed or not.
Pattern: Froot Loops from Knitty
Needles: 2 mm dpns
Modifications: no, I pretty much followed the pattern!
I liked the pattern and the look of these socks - but I made them too short for my foot! I did try them on after turning the heel but apparently the pattern was so stretchy it fooled me to think the sock would be long enough. Well, it's not. So as much as I was hoping to keep these socks to myself, I think I must give them to someone with a smaller foot.
I just made a pair of socks
I just made a pair of socks in the same yarn. Like the pattern you used. Lovely soft yarn isn't it?
(Sorry if I've just left two similar comments, I think the first one disappeared!)
Thanks for your comment -
Thanks for your comment - indeed the first one must have disappeared. The yarn was really lovely and soft. I took a look at your blog and your socks look great!
I love the color of that yarn, too bad they're too small for you!
I love the colors & how they
I love the colors & how they came out hopefully you will make another pair that you can keep for yourself.
Thanks @kala and @Rae - I
Thanks @kala and @Rae - I might know whom to gift the socks to! But I do need to make myself a summer pair of socks too, either with bamboo, soy or cotton I think.
That is a lovely yarn. I have
That is a lovely yarn. I have small feet .....:-D
Those are some lovely socks,
Those are some lovely socks, it's too bad that they turned out too small. I would suggest making a pair for yourself, my froot loop socks are one my favorite socks that I have knit for myself.
thanks @Vivianne and
thanks @Vivianne and @Melissa! I am currently taking part in a swap, and I think these socks will fit my swap partner (she doesn't know who I am so it's ok to reveal my plans!)
They're "her colour" and she hoped for socks so... I am blocking the socks as we speak!
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