I have finished another pair of socks!
Unfortunately, I have realised that the weather is too hot for wool socks and am playing with the idea of buying some cotton sock yarn to knit summer socks.
I decided that I wouldn’t try to make these match and just started each one at the start of the ball.
I am pleased with them and pleased with the really very straighforward pattern
I had planned to just make a stocking stitch pair next time but the best cotton sock yarn I can find only comes in plain colours so I think I would have to think in terms of a pattern – watch this space!
However as well as my blanket that keeps getting sidelined.
I have another project on the go.
One of my ‘Crafty Coffee’ group friends brought in some yarn she wanted to get rid of and I found four balls of this lovely mohair among them.
So I have been busy finding a pattern to use up just this amount and now I am trying to decide which size knitting needle will give the best effect.
The yarn says 5.5mm and I normally knit to standard tension but 5.5mm is the one size needle where I only have a pair that I inherited from my mother and one point is a bit burnt looking.
I tried knitting with 5mm, 5.5mm and 6mm needles and in the end I decided to use the 6mm – partly because they are a lovely rosewood pair I was given for my birthday a couple of years ago.
This is how far I have got.
I had thought of using a lacy pattern but all the old printed patterns I had for mohair jumpers were in simple stocking stitch and rib so in the end I decided that this pattern which uses rib would be a better choice and I like the shape.
I will show you it again when I have finished.