Friday, January 11, 2008

Jitterbug Socks

A new pair of socks for the new year.

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Simple Stockinette Socks
Short-Row Heels and Toes
Worked on 56 Stitches
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, Easy Care 100% Merino
Color: Toscana
Needles: US 1 1/2 (2.5 mm) DPNs

This yarn was very fun to knit with. The bright bursts of rich color intermingled with sage green kept stockinette stitch fresh and entertaining.

One hank of Jitterbug is enough for a simple pair of socks, but if you prefer a stitch pattern that uses more yarn, you better buy two hanks. A 100 gram hank is approximately 267 meters.

Since this yarn is hand dyed, it is recommended to work 2-4 rows from two different hanks or from two ends of one, carrying the yarn up the side. This will help to achieve an even color effect. I didn't do this and you might be able to tell that one of the socks has fewer bursts of color than the other. It's a subtle difference though and I'm happy with them like they are.

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Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

  1. I just love the socks! The random bits of color really brighten them up!

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  2. I wouldn't have noticed the subtle difference if you hadn't mentioned it. I have some hand dyed sock yarn waiting to become socks. It will be my first pair of hand dyed so I am excited about seeing how they will turn out. Yours are lovely as always.

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  3. SockPixie8:01 AM

    This is truly beautiful. I love the bursts of color, and the understated simplicity of the pattern. These socks say comfort to me.

    Caroline, the SockPixie

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  4. That is some pretty yarn! Wish they'd dye some in worsted weight. What a pretty sweater that would make!

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  5. That yarn does look like it was a lot of fun to work with. Nice socks as usual ;o)

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  6. Lovely socks - is the pattern one you designed? How do you like the short row heel?

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  7. Love the color in the yarn. Very soft and pretty.

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  8. Love the color and the name. I'm envious that I see green grass behind the jitterbug socks. We're in for a snow storm tonight. Enjoy those socks. Maybe you get some dancing done in those socks.

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~Tracy