Fruit pastille socks

If you’re the lady we met on the train to Birmingham, and you’re here to check in on the socks I started, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed today.

Sock knitting has been slowed down by the siren song of an aran weight cardigan for Button, that now only needs….you guessed it….buttons!

And swatching to find a yarn to make up a pattern that calls for Quince & Co…which would need importing and is also way beyond my budget.

But…I do have another, different pair of socks to share with you.


These have been done for a while and the husband is keen for me to get them photographed so he can have them back to wear.


I swear I don’t believe the weather will ever be anything else but grey here. The sun broke through for about 30 seconds, but by the time I’d set up the socks and the camera the heavens had opened again. So I’m sucking it up and sharing somewhat gloomy photos.


But even gloomy photos of socks can be cheery on the greyest of days.  Especially when they bring to mind a roll of fruit pastille sweeties.


And now I’ve shared I can go back to knitting the anticipated, and very, very jolly socks that I started on the train to Birmingham.

Project details

Yarn:                             Debbie Bliss Realto Sock

Colour:                          2 – Roskilde

Purchased from:          Fabrix, Lancaster

Cost:                               £9.95

Needles:                        2.75mm

Size:                               64 stitch cast on

8 Responses to Fruit pastille socks

  1. Tialys says:

    I don’t think you could describe these photos as gloomy with those socks in the centre. What fantastic colours. I’ll always take the blackish purple fruit pastille if anybody’s asking 😉

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      They are lovely colours. I really enjoyed watching the colours transition on the needles. Oooooh the purple ones are lovely!

  2. K-Line says:

    Giving you good weather vibes!!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Thank you. We are having a classic British summer….grey and wet. But it’s nothing compared to Canadian winters, so I should really just shush!

  3. Kim Hood says:

    They look anything but gloomy – and my favourite pastille was the green one. I hope you had a fabulous day in Birmingham.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      We had such fun in Birmingham. I’ll do a post about it when I get a chance to photograph the spoils. I love the green ones too. To be fair I love all fruit pastilles! 😉

  4. Gorgeous, they make you feel happy just to look at them!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Don’t they just! But they’re about to be usurped by the jolliest socks I’ve ever knitted. I’ve just turned the heel on the second sock so they’ll be done soon.