SeaWool Socks (2007)
|Pattern: Wendy’s Toe-Up, using Barbara Walker’s Northern Lights pattern in the ankle
Yarn: Fleece Artist Sea Wool
Completed: November 14, 2007.
This was my first experience working with Fleece Artist’s Sea Wool — 70% Merino, 30% “sea cell”. It’s lovely stuff: the colours are very vibrant, the fabric is light stretchy, and yet there is a distinct warmth in them. It is a little thicker than some sock yarn, so they are slightly bulky socks. The colour variations are pleasant and subtle enough to be interesting but not “in your face”.
This is a pretty generic toe-up sock construction, but again I played around by flipping through stitch dictionaries and settling on a Barbara Walker pattern (“Northern Lights”) for the ankle patterning. This has just enough purling and stitch twisting to give the ankle a bit of extra stretchiness.