Saturday, May 19, 2012

It's Getting Boring ......

....... another pair of socks. 

For the last 2 years, I can't even manage to finish a few pairs of socks & now I have just cast off my 4th pair for the year & it's only May.
These socks are knitted in King Cole Zig Zag, a wool & nylon sock yarn. The yarn is soft but feels crispy (like acrylic) as the nylon content is 50%. The colors are really bright but the stitch pattern that I used is quite effective in breaking up the colors. I love the look of this stitch.......
.... and I am naming these socks Koi as they resemble the scales of the Koi fish which are also very colorful.

I knitted the socks as a store sample for this store which I visited last month. The owner wanted to test the yarn & I was happy to do it. The yarn can be purchased online here. I will be posting the socks out on Monday, so I may have to knit myself another pair as I love that stitch pattern.

I promised all of you a picture of the vest in action ......
.... I have wearing it lots as it's so warm & soft.

6 comments:

Rose Red said...

A great pattern for that yarn!

Your vest looks great. I love the scoop neck rather than a v-neck.

Bogie said...

Another pair of socks! Yes, I'd say your mojo is definitely back. The vest is lovely and fits you perfectly. I can only imagine how warm and cozy it is.

2paw said...

Your vest looks so lovely!! I really love the scoopy neck. You are on a sock hop, obviously. They're great!!

Rachel said...

What? Beautiful socks can never be boring! Thanks for the modeled picture of that vest...it looks fabulous on you!

Roseann said...

Your vest fits perfectly and looks very lovely on you! I love how your stitch pattern enhances the color changes in the sock yarn, you must be so pleased with them.

Momo4ever.Com said...

I need more socks and I love your vest. For the last 2 weeks...I can't decide on what I want to CO next!!!! Aaarrrggghhh!!!!