Sunday, October 21, 2007

Quilted Kiwi Socks


I love how these socks turned out. The yarn, Sock Candy by Blue Moon Fiber Arts, turned out to be great. It is a nice thick cotton that knit up into a nice comfy pair of socks. This is the first pair of cotton socks I've knit and I love them. The cotton didn't wear on my hands while knitting and didn't seem splity at all.

Last year I ordered three colors of sock candy when Blue Moon was still taking custom orders. I haven't been watching too closely, but I haven't seen any on the website lately. I hope they get some soon. I really like the high cotton content of this yarn. It doesn't feel scratchy or woolly at all. I am in love with these socks.

I picked this stitch pattern for a couple reasons - it seemed easy to remember. It is only a four stitch pattern over eight rows. The pattern created kind of an embossed diamond shape that reminds me of an old quilt.

That seemed to perfect to pair with the cotton yarn. The diamond shape may be a little hard to see in the photos. I think the variegated color of the yarn has obscured the diamond pattern, but it is there.


Project Info
Project: Quilted Kiwi Socks
Stitch Pattern: Embossed Stitch
More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Church
Yarn: 2 skeins; Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Sock Candy; color: Kiwi
96% cotton / 4% elite; 200 yards/2 oz
Needles: addi TURBO (Lace Needles)- US# 1 (2.5 mm)
Finished Size: 8 women
Date Started: October 14, 2007
Date Finished: October 21, 2007
Notes: socks were knit toe up using a short row toe and short row heel; 1.2 ounces leftover
Website: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com/

20 comments:

Batty said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the pattern and the yarn, and it's great to know that there is cotton that isn't painful. My hands always hurt when I knit with the stuff.

ladylinoleum said...

They're awesome!!!

Hmmm...cotton can be tough, but I'm glad to hear you found a good one to work with.

Dave said...

I love those socks. I'll have to dig out my MSKS and check out that pattern stitch. :-)

Sue J. said...

Great socks! I haven't seen that yarn before, and I surf BMFA all the time. Perfect Pattern.

Jessie said...

I LOVE THOSE! The yarn, the pattern, the stitch! Oh, so beautiful. I want to eat them, but that might be just 'cause the yarn is called sock candy.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those turned out great!!! I love how the sock candy feels, but have never knit with it!

The colorway is gorgeous!!

Bezzie said...

Simply beautiful! And I love your pictures!!!

The_Add_Knitter said...

These socks are amazing, I love the pattern!

Zonda said...

Love them!!

turtlegirl76 said...

Love that stitch pattern! It's great for the yarn. I have a couple hanks of that in my stash. I have yet to be tempted to knit with it but you're getting me thinking.

Julie said...

Beautiful!

Monika said...

Beautiful socks! They even look squooshy and comfy! I love my cotton blend socks, especially now, before it gets too cold. Lovely colorway too.

Stacey said...

those are beautiful - I love the texture the stitch created.

michelle said...

i heart your socks! just curious, do they fit in regular shoes or are they thicker??

angelarae said...

I think that pattern does a good job of breaking up the pooling that some hand dyed sock yarns have. Very nice:)

Ang

Esoteric Knitter said...

The colorway is super pretty! I love me green socks. :) Great pattern too.

cpurl17 said...

Fabulous!

Stacie said...

so cute! it does look like a quilt, i love it! nice pumpkin too, below...

Mom said...

Those socks look very comfy - and beautiful! Colors are very striking. The fair pictures are good too. Were they taken on the new small camera.

Monica Silva said...

Hi, I joined the NOROvember 2007 KAL too and dropped by to see which Noro yarn you plan to use. I'm going to order blue NORO Kureyon yarn online and then get started.
Happy knitting,