Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Two test socks and a skein of Fleece Artist

Dear Sockpal (who won't likely read this until after the socks have been received, but oh well!),

I want to knit you a pair of socks that will fit your feet and your style perfectly. I think I have found the right yarn for your hand-painted, natural fiber taste. How could I be sure that the yarn is good enough for you? Knit a pair for myself first, of course! A big sacrifice, I know. And now I have these socks for myself.

Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino Sock Yarn

Color: Mermaid

Pattern: From Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch

Four-Stitch Ribbing Patterns - Elongated Corded Rib

Variation: stockinette stitch on foot

This yarn is fabulous and the yardage per skein in totally impressive. I made these socks and have enough yarn left to make a short, lacy scarf. I especially liked the heel details in this pattern. Notice the 3 garters stitches edging the heel flap?

I think this yarn will please you. Here is the color I have chosen for you:

It is called Sea Storm.

My plan is to knit your socks in the Slipped-Stitch Rib from Schurch's book. I think it will be subtle enough that the colors of the yarn will show through but a little more exciting than a regular ribbed sock.


  1. Beautiful yarn! I finished a pair from that pattern and was really pleased.

  2. Great pattern and yarn choice!


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