Thursday, November 04, 2010

Handspun Socks

I have never knitted with handspun yarn before, so when a dear friend, Molly, mentioned that she would like a pair of socks knitted in her handspun, I volunteered.

Molly is a great spinner & I am always so envious of her gorgeous handspun whenever she shows them around. I was so happy to be able to knit with her handspun.

As the yarn is quite variegated, I decided on a simple lace panel at the front of the socks. This also gives me the opportunity to use my latest acquisition, Vogue Lace Stitchionary . I fell in love with the Caterpillar lace panel & it was just right ......


I really enjoyed knitting with Molly's handspun as she did a fantastic job.The yarn was so evenly spinned & so easy to knit with. The colors are also gorgeous & it's was so great watching the colors emerged as I knitted.


The knitting went really fast as I was using 3mm dpns (first time in my sock knitting career as I have never such a "thick" dpn for socks).


I handed the socks to Molly last week & she is happy with them & they fitted her well.

7 comments:

2paw said...

Your fingers must have been wondering what was going on, using 3mm!!! They are lovely socks and your friend must be a clever and talented spinner.
I didn't even know there was a Stitchionary Five, thank you, I have just ordered it. It says it has charts!!!

Roseann said...

What stunningly beautiful socks!!! Knitting with handspun is one of my favorites. Another gorgeous design, it would make a lovely pattern for Knitty.

Rose Red said...

I love knitting with handspun yarn! You did such a great job too both on the knitting and the pattern choice, they look fantastic. What a great friend you are to knit socks for Molly.

Jen and Rich Johnson said...

Beautiful colors, the pattern sets off the color very nicely!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I especially like the 'v' of pattern on the back...very nice added touch!

Anni said...

Gorgeous socks. gorgeous handspun. I very rarely knit with my handspun, apart from a hat for Emily 2 years ago. Must change that.

Bells said...

i've never done handspun socks - I think that'd be great because they look wonderful! Must source some handspun sock yarn! Wonder how it wears?

And 3mm needles? Hello - so fast!