My sister idly mentioned that she would ‘quite like’ some hand knitted socks, ‘maybe a green pair’, she was sensible enough to mention this well in advance of Christmas so I had time to make them. I bought the yarn at the iKnit weekender in September, the woman selling it had a pair of knitted up socks in the same wool using a lace pattern and they were so beautiful I knew that a) I must buy that yarn and b) I needed to use a new pretty sock pattern to do justice to the gorgeous colour and subtle variegation. It’s 80% merino 20% bamboo and is, without a doubt the nicest yarn I have ever knitted with, it’s Nimu patterdale, you can buy it direct from the maker here.
I wanted a pattern that was only on the front of the sock as I thought this would be easier. This ‘tadpole’ pattern was free and you can download it here or on Ravelry. It was easy to follow and I don’t usually have the patience for lace work but I only had to rip it back a couple of times and only by one or two rows.
Pleas take note of Amber’s excellent foot modelling, this is clearly her calling in life.
I think this is my proudest knitting project so far, they’re AMAZING! Such modesty…