These socks have been a work-in-progress for far too long. I kept abandoning them for other projects. I ‘saved’ them for times when sock-knitting was best. They’ve been to a few Thursday knit nights but it’s been a while since I’ve worked on them with any kind of commitment. It was time to change all that. Besides, I really like the colours and I am still keen to have more socks that aren’t shades of blue or green in my sock drawer.
So having started these in summery January, and worked on them on-and-off through the autumn, they are now finished. Perfect timing as Sydney has been experiencing a cold snap. The yarn comes from a German company – Wolle Rödel – and this is a traditional 75% wool / 25% nylon blend. I really like the Primavera pattern. I modified it so I could knit these toe-up. The cables would have pointed the wrong way otherwise. This could have been tricky but, luckily enough, another Raveler, Kunterbunt, had done the same so I followed her stitch instructions. (Her project comes up as a linked bookmark on my Ravelry project page). It worked like a charm. I started each sock with the same colour but clearly not in exactly the same place!
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