The socks of truth

As I’m working through my fabric stash, I’m also working through the yarn stash, although, thankfully, I have only a few skeins of sock yarn yet to knit. My friends are as generous with yarn as they are with fabric, and this ball was a gift from Linda last Christmas.

I was glad to get to this one, as it has obviously been sitting there for a while.  The colours are more subdued than I usually knit, but I really enjoyed the change!

I love the little pop of burnt orange, which lifts the blues and purples to another level.  I’m sure there’s a colour theory explanation for this, but I just find it a really pleasing colour combination.

The yarn is study and quite crisp in the hand. This concerned me whilst I was knitting them, fearing that they’d be uncomfortable for The Husband to wear.  But I’ve just checked with him and he assures me they are comfy, cosy and warm.  Which is pretty much what we’re looking for in a sock, right!?

They’re also machine washable, which is absolutely a must in my book.  I know the hand washable yarns are softer and totally wondrous, but socks in this house have a habit of sneaking into a shirts wash and meeting an untimely, felty end if they’re hand-wash only.

And also, joy of joys, the stripes match.  I have a pair of socks on the needles that are likely to be scrapped, because I just cannot any more with the mismatched stripes.

Project notes

Pattern: Regia 4 ply sock
Pattern cost:  Free
Yarn:    Zwerger Garn Opal
Colourway:  Moments of Truth
Purchased at: City Knits
Yarn cost:  Gift


7 Responses to The socks of truth

  1. K-Line says:

    This sock yarn produces socks of steel. While it’s not my fave generally (I just don’t love most of the colourways), whenever I find a colourway I like I buy it because they’re the socks I wear for myself – I hate mending socks so I want to wear ones that don’t need mending for 2 years at least 🙂 FWIW, the scratchiness isn’t an issue when you’re wearing the socks – it’s more in the knitting than the wearing.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Hubby says they don’t scratch, so as long as he’s happy I’m happy. Ad socks of steel are good in our house. Especially as George is partial to sock stealing!

  2. What gorgeous socks. The colour way is lovely and you knit them so neatly. I do like the bunt orange too. I looks great with blue. I know what you mean about stripes matching. I am a bit like that now when I am out and about and see obvious large patterns not matching up at back seams. The joys of sewing & creating. 🙂 Xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Hahaha! I know what you mean about checks on shirts. Even the hubby won’t buy them now if they haven’t cut the yokes properly!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Kim says:

    Lovely colours. Lucky hubby 😃