One more pair of Dorothy’s Slipped-Stitch Spiral Knit socks using three different balls of yarn.
I managed to get three pairs of socks out of the Trekking yarn and I still have some left over. I needed ball number two of two balls of the Soles & More to complete the second sock in this pair and have plenty leftover for another pair. One ball of the Reggio was plenty for this pattern. I still have another one.
I love this pattern. (Can you tell?!) It’s interesting to see how the colors play with each other and when each color or pattern changes. Plus I’m using up yarn that I bought years ago thinking I would like the colors/patterning but realizing that that wasn’t the case.
The Reggio was self-striping and the colors were not equally divided stripes so one sock has more red than the other. I suppose I could have cut the yarn when I started the heel so the red would be more dominant on the foot but since the stripes and patterns weren’t going to match up anyway, I decided not to change it. Weaving in another loose end was also a factor.
I haven’t done much knitting on the sleeveless top I was working on but I did make another pair of socks using Dorothy’s Slipped-Stitch-Spiral sock pattern. This was the same XXL Trekking plus a different colorway of another bargain (97 cent) sock yarn. It was self-striping as opposed to self-patterning.
I’m loving this pattern so much that I started a third pair using three different balls of yarn! Stay tuned for those…
After my SSSK socks, I needed something else fun and colorful to knit. So I dug into my stash and came up with this fun yarn by Berroco.
This cotton/acrylic/nylon blend yarn, an Aran weight, is Calico in color 1829. Unfortunately it’s discontinued now but I checked on Ravelry and several people still have some in their stash, too. I know I bought it on sale years ago with no idea of a project what-so-ever. I just liked it. Eight balls of 90 yards isn’t enough to make much but that’s all that was available. The matte red and coral colors are on one side of the strand and the shiny blue, green, gold and orange colors run down the other side so when it’s knitted up, the yarn twists and makes an interesting fabric.
I searched through Ravelry for patterns as well as magazines, old books and booklets and found nothing I loved in that yarn weight and yardage. So after swatching, I took elements from two patterns to make my own. Lace Hem Topping and Drops 90-18.
The back is finished. No color pooling, just fun.
Above is one side using the stockinette stitch and below is the reverse.