Saturday, January 19, 2008

Another free sock pattern!

But this time it's not mine.

My friend Rachel just opened up a new store with yarn that she dyes called inspinknity. She actually sells a lot more than just hand-dyed yarn, she also sells Louet stuff like spinning supplies and such.

In any case, she asked me if I had time to do a quick test knit of the free pattern she put up on Ravelry to celebrate the opening of her store, and of course I'm always glad to help a friend out for free yarn. (I decided on Blink.)

Here are the socks:

Pattern: Fern Clog Socks
Yarn: inspinknity Superwash Merino Sock in Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Started: 1/3/08
Finished: 1/10/08

I really enjoyed working with the yarn - the base is the Louet fingering which is very soft and sproingy. And even though the yarn for the test socks isn't my favorite colors, I loved how the subtle differences in color panned out in the socks - there was pooling, but it wasn't really noticeable because the pinks and purples blended well together.

They're clog socks with a plain front and a fern lace pattern up the back and on the back of the heel, though they'd be easy to modify to include lace on both sides and/or have a "normal" heel flap. They were a quick and easy knit, too!

For those of you who aren't on Ravelry yet, you can also get the pattern from Rachel via her blog - check out the info here. There are more pictures there as well.

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Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love the pink socks! Super cute!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Beautiful yarn, and I like the pattern a lot. It's the perfect way to show off pretty sock yarn without getting bored to death by stockinette-only socks.

Oh, and I love the name of this colorway!

5:57 AM  
Blogger Nichole D. said...

For whatever reason, pink socks make me incredibly happy. The pattern is really cool- makes me wish I owned clogs! And uh, was good at knitting socks.... someday, hopefully!

6:38 AM  
Anonymous The Starlight Fairy said...

The laziest fairy has landed, gift in hand
It’s about damn time, break out the band!

She had but a small gift that I wanted to include
But she sure took her time, how freaking rude!

I’ll be docking her pay and making a mark in her file
Your first SP package is on its way, sorry it took a while!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Two pairs of pink socks in one year??? What's come over you girl? LOL... actually they look great, I like the lace on the back.

4:57 PM  

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