Saturday, April 30, 2016
Knitting: Jaws socks.
Another finished pair of socks! Apparently I'm incapable of completing larger projects in 2016, but at least I can still knit socks. (Even if it did take me nearly a month.)
There's not a lot to say about these. They're vanilla socks, knitted on size 1 DPNs with 68 stitches, which is my new basic sock recipe (previously it was 64 stitches on size 2's). I bought this yarn at the fiber festival last year. It's from Fairy Tale Knits, in an 80/20 Merino and nylon blend (Starfish colorway). This yarn was tightly spun, which I like in sock yarn, but it was also a bit coarse and non-elastic. I'm not sure why. I love how the red and turquoise knitted up, with no thick pooling...the colors are bright but still subtle somehow. But because of the lack of elasticity in the yarn, it was hard on my hands and I didn't particularly enjoy knitting with it.
I once saw some turquoise and red spinning fiber that looked a lot like this yarn, and the colorway was called Jaws. It's a bit morbid but I've always remembered that, so I can't help but think of these as my Jaws socks. :)
Ravelry project page.