Friday, September 19, 2008

socks that rock!

i am starting to get a feel for how socks that rock knits up by looking at the way the yarn is dyed. i am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. but hurdy gurdy surprised me, in a good way.

hurdy gurdy, skein
socks that rock lightweight

hurdy gurdy, opened

hurdy gurdy, "swatch"
64 sts; knit with us 1.5 (2.5mm) needles
gauge: 8.5 sts/inch

i love the way the colors alternate between a fairly solid stripe and a multi-colored stripe. i am going to have to go through my stash and see which other colors are dyed up this way.

i am also playing with some jabberwocky and this is knitting up fairly typical for this pattern of dyeing. i am posting this for comparison. my moody blues is dyed in a similar manner and knit up similarly to this.

jabberwocky, skein
socks that rock, lightweight

jabberwocky, opened

jabberwocky, "swatch"
64 sts; knit with us 1.5 (2.5mm) needles
gauge: 8.5 sts/inch

the colors of the skeins themselves are very true to life; rich and lucious. i wasn't too sure about that "orange" in hurdy gurdy but it is a wonderful compliment to the burgundy/purple and the blue. i may have to start broadening my color palate.

there is still time to join me over at the carefree holiday (or not) kal (crocheters welcome too). there will be lots of fibery prizes. you should check out the "welcome" drawing prizes. winner of that drawing gets a choice! kal starts on october 1st.


Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Love that Hurdy Gurdy now!

Reminds me of how my Marbles knit up, but it was medium weight.

Still not on the Jabberwocky bandwagon, but then I have more than enough of the other new STR colors on my wishlist.

mtannie said...

Ooooooooo, Adrienne, what is the pattern you are using for the Hurdy Gurdy socks? I am sure it must be one of yours, tell me more!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous yarns - I love STR - now I want to start a pair!

tapmouse said...

LOVE hurdy gurdy!!! Thanks for the show and tell, Adrienne! Only makes me want to get some NOW...And this most recent batch of colorways are REALLY in line with my tastes!

Mandy said...

I finally started a pair of socks with Hurdy Gurdy from my stash. I also adore how the colours alternate between stripes and semi-solid. Lovely to see another pair, if only swatched.