I finished my pair of Monkey socks and I LOVE them! The Turquoise Mine colorway that I used was perfect for this sock project and the yarn is super soft. I look forward to wearing this pair of socks with a comfy pair of clogs this winter.
The Facts: Cookie A’s pattern, as always, is fantastic, easy to follow and has great step by step instructions. This particular pattern offers a very easy to memorize lace pattern that makes knitting socks a snap. I chose to knit a 2 x 2 ribbing for my cuff and I also used two circular needles in place of standard DPNs.
Yarn: I used one skein of ( 400.0 yards/365.8m) Indieway Yarns First-String in the colorway Turquoise Mine.
Needles: Two circular needles size US 1½ ( 2.5 mm) 16″ length
Before I start any other projects, I will be testing knitting a lovely sock pattern for a fellow designer, Anne Podlesak, who is also the owner of Wooly Wonka Fibers, co-editor of Ennea Collective and the author of How the West Was Spun, which is her personal blog.
I can’t wait to cast this pair of socks onto the needles and I will be using a skein of Anne’s beautiful fingering weight yarn called Wooly Wonka Rhiannon Sock, a blend of 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon and is a generous hank measuring 435 yards (100g) per skein. This super soft yarn is available in several colors, but I chose a soft colorway called Oak Leaves. I can’t wait to cast on!
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!