They call me Mello Yello...
Neon socks - that'll wake ya up!
Anyone else remember that soda? My little brother couldn't get enough of it when he was a kid! Well take a long, deep gulp of these bright citrus-y flavors!
Spy or diamonds? Gee, that's a tough call...
That's a match
Since I'd pretty much tapped out of Mata Hari with the first two skeins, number three called for something new. This yarn has more texture than my hair on a humid day though, so it won't yield much with anything patterned. (Not that my dumbass self didn't try, of course - as evidenced by the crapped out Jaywalkers.)
After a few frogged attempts and many, many, many curse words, I remembered our resident sock goddess Stariel had published a free pattern not too long ago. Well, call up them eHarmony folks, 'cause we had a perfect match!
We're not actors, we're a real couple.
Aren't they adorable? A simple, fun, easy-to-memorize panel of diamonds (because they are in fact, a girl's best friend) travels down each side to add some pattern bling to your textured and/or variegated yarns.
I only made a few minor mods:
- Reduced the stitch count to 62.
- Did a standard 1x1 rib for 15 rows of the cuff (the texture hides twisted ribs), followed by a row of *K10, P2, K7, P2, K10, repeat from * to line up with the purls of the lace panel.
- Knitted the lace panel as follows: K10, Lace inset, K20, Lace inset, K10.
- Did 9 repeats of lace pattern, followed by knit row.
- Opted for a Sherman Heel over 32 stitches, then decreased down to 30 for total of 60 stitches on de feet.
Those aren't pillows! (They do kinda feel like 'em though.)
Er, you might have guessed from the first two pairs that I really love this yarn. ;) But the Greenwood Fiberworks Etsy store has been empty for months now, and supposedly this base yarn is being replaced if it ever does come back up. Which is a shame, 'cause it's sinfully comfy!
Wrap it up
Bright, summery, super cute, comfy stretchy cotton socks. What's not to love!
Now, on a side note - do any of you live near a lys that sells HiyaHiya Stainless Steel Circs? I need another pair in size 1, 32" (and a pair in 1.5, 32" while we're at it...). Right now I can only work on one pair of socks at a time, and that just ain't natural!
However, I'm somewhat annoyed at the online store I got my first pair of circs from and prefer to shop elsewhere. (I received a damaged needle, and they made *me* pay to ship it back to them. It didn't cost a whole lot, but it's the principle of the matter. Then I had to wait two months for them to get more in stock before I received the replacement.) So if you have handy access to this brand, please email me. I'd be happy to Paypal or work out a swap. Thanks! :)
Lemon Limey Diamondy
Pattern: Diamondy by Stariel
Yarn: Greenwood Fiberworks Cotton/Lycra Sock, 1 skein in green/yellow (a Rav destash, no tag)
Needles: HiyaHiya Stainless Steels in Size 1, 32"
Mods: See above