I recently posted a cast on about a new pair of socks, using the new Stylecraft sock yarn (Head over heels in the Eiger colourway). These socks are to be a gift at Christmas. The recipient of these socks has the same size feet as me so I could follow my usual recipe. I cast on 60 stitches on 2.5mm needles. For these though I added a twisted rib pattern down the leg instead of my usual plain sock.
Here they are!
The yarn itself was a pleasure to work with. The eiger colourway had a long colour repeat on it. Drifting from blue to pink to blue, to green and to white. I also bought another colourway of this yarn, I am looking forward to knitting it up. It has a shorter colour change than this yarn did.
Up next I am venturing away from socks temporarily. I am going to make my other half a new hat. The cooler weather is coming and he has asked for a new hat, so a new hat he shall get!
I hope you are enjoying your Friday evening and are making the most of your weekend. We have settled down to an evening of gardeners world and bake off extra slice. Blissful. A part of this Friday night bliss is the knitting. What kind of relaxing night would it be without a project on the go? Well I recently finished a project (blog will follow as soon as I photo) so I needed something else to cast on. I recently saw the Stylecraft had released a new line of sock yarn (called Head over Heels). They have released six different shades and I splashed out on two of them. Eiger a wonderful blend of blues, purples, pinks, whites and greens and Everest, a beautiful mixture of greens, blues, purples, yellows and reds. I debated about which to cast on first and in the end I chose Eiger. Happy days! Watch this space for a finished sock, I can’t see it will be long. This yarn is a pleasure to work with and the colour changes make you want to knit quicker to see the next one. Perfect!