Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Vesper Twins

Rosebud and I now have matching Vesper socks.

Pattern: the ubiquitous and always-satisfying Jaywalker by Grumperina
Yarn & Needles: Vesper Merino Sock, Crew, US1 40"Addi Turbo

Notes on the yarn: The colors? Gorgeous! The yardage? Enough for mother daughter socks! The wear? Not so great. After just one wear (Rosebud's were finished then slept in last night), they are very pilly. It's merino.

Notes: I've knitted 20 pairs of socks now, and I have definitely developed some preferences. Magic Loop. Toe-up. Widdershins heel flap. So with a little help from here and here, that's what I did.








No pattern here -- just a 48 stitch plain stockinette sock, toe-up with the Widdershins heel.

13 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

and dare I say, just in time for St. Patrick's day!!

Ashley said...

LOVE the color on those. Gorgeous!

Susan said...

I really like the wider stripe with the Jaywalker pattern. Jaywalker seems to be so popular with yarns that tend to pool, so it's quite refreshing to see it with a different look to it.

Annie said...

Fantastic! love the striping in the jaywalker. I love good yardage. :-)

LaurieM said...

Beautiful colors, but I agree, merino makes bad socks. I had the same problems with my Socks that Rock.

Mintyfresh said...

so cute!! didn't even realize that about merino; might depend on the yarn. my kpppms have generally been fine . . .

Mo said...

Love the stripes.

Ann said...

Great socks! I find that Merino does that -- my Claudia's pill terribly. But I love them so ...

tiennie said...

Very nice! Sorry about the pillage.

I love magic loop toe ups too!

Lolly said...

Too bad about the pilling - but wow, are they cute. They look great in that green :) Like HPNY said, just in time for St. Patty's!

KnitPastis said...

Great striping and just in time for ST. Patrick's Day!

iSeL said...

Pretty socks in my favorite Vesper colorway.

Dorothy said...

Love the yarn and the socks. Although pilling is not good in a sock. It doesn't bode well for the heels and toes.