I ripped the embossed leaves socks I had started with my Malabrigo sock, and started a pair of Twisted Tweed socks instead.
I really love the way this pattern looks in the yarn, and in general it’s an easy, approachable pattern. I cast on 66 stitches (the pattern calls for 72) because I have thin ankles.. Hopefully they will fit and not be too big or small. The yarn is not at all bouncy, but it is wonderfully soft.
I also started Vaila, from the Twist Collective.
Does anyone else have a hard time telling purple from blue? I always seem to call things purple that other people insist are blue.. maybe it’s just that I’m unwilling to accept purpley blues. So anyway, I think this is blue, but I could be wrong. Nice yarn either way – I’m alternating skeins to avoid pooling, and it’s super easy in the round.
I’m doing some alterations to this pattern. I cast on for the smallest size, because it has a 32″ hip measurement (the next largest is something like 37″.) But I want the 2nd size bust measurement (also 32) because I don’t like A shaped pullovers on me (cardigans yes, pullovers no.) I will add some waist shaping so that it isn’t boxy, and then knit the top and sleeves in the 2nd size. So overall the same sweater, just with some shaping. I may also knit the sleeves flat and seam them – I would rather seam than purl in the round for that long (they are reverse stockinette.)
Finally, I got my yarn for Wisteria.
I adore this color. This yarn (Araucania nature wool) is kettle dyed, so I will also alternate skeins on this knit. I have knit with this yarn before (a scarf for Marc, which he promptly lost… not the yarn’s fault I suppose.) It’s not the softest – I would compare it to cascade 220. It’s also not a true worsted weight, more of a light worsted or dk. I’m hoping I bought enough yarn to make up for the gauge change!