The socks of temptation are done! You might remember I was *meant* to be knitting my giveaway socks, but instead I heard the siren song of a skein of yarn from my stash. It was begging to be knit up into these lovely socks – Angee from Cookie A’s book Sock Innovations. I loved the socks in the book so much I bought the exact same colourway to knit these in, and I am so glad I did. I absolutely love the yarn, Colinette Jitterbug in Ginger Cinnabar. Such a bright, cheerful colour, beautiful semi-solid colourway, a true delight to knit withand it will be lovely to wear. I usually knit sock yarn with a nylon content, so I am not sure how well they will wear long-term. That said, once you have more than 10 handknit pairs of socks, it’s not like they each pair will be much wear overall. Plus, I’ll need to learn how to darn socks properly eventually!
The pattern was a joy to knit – I did have to follow the chart most of the time, but it was logical and well written. Having knit a couple of patterns from the book thus far, I would have to totally recommend it. The FO’s I see on Ravelry from the book are testament to the range of interesting and challenging patterns there, some are crazy hard, some are very accessible. This pattern is written from the top down, and I enjoyed the standard construction with slip stitch heel and gusset – there was enough going on in the pattern to keep me interested without making these in a funky way.
I was excited to see I *do* have room for a pair of handknit socks under my new shoes too 🙂
So, one less skein of yarn in the bin, and one more pair of socks in the drawer. Love, love, love these!