Friday, July 23, 2010

WWYK? (What would you knit?)

The yarn: STR Mediumweight in Space Dust
STR Space Dust

The pattern contenders:
  1. Rainbow Socks - these look really cool, but will straight stockinette be too loosey goosey?
  2. Devon - designed to work with variegated, but is the colorway too contrasty even for this pattern?
  3. Monkey (Purl-free) - works well with this colorway, but do I really want to knit these or do I just want to call them Space Monkeys?

What would you knit? Vote in your comments!

15 Comments:

Blogger JelliDonut said...

I'd go for Rainbow. I don't think it would be loosey goosey at all. What a great color way!

9:26 AM  
Blogger Caffeine Girl said...

I LOVE that colorway! Too bad I imposed a yarn moratorium two days ago.

I think any of those would work. I don't think Rainbow would be too loosey goosey, either. But calling them space monkeys would be awfully cool!

9:48 AM  
Blogger knottygnome said...

i'd go with monkey. the name is just too serendipitous to resist.

10:12 AM  
Blogger Jacey said...

Hmm, I think Monkey or Rainbow Socks would be a good choice, but can I make a not-on-the-ballot suggestion? I think Aquaphobia would look pretty cool in this colorway. It's awesome, by the way. I'm sure whichever pattern you chose, they will be socks made of awesome.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Jacey said...

By the way, my "it's awesome, by the way" comment was directed towards your colorway, not my suggestion. ;)

12:11 PM  
Blogger AfternoonMoon said...

I made Space Monkeys out of mine and my sister LOVES them! It is a good choice for this yarn.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Alotta.knittin said...

Monkey, hands down.

1:39 PM  
Blogger chemgrrl said...

I vote Space Monkeys. Think the yarn is too contrasty for Devon, and you would not be happy with Rainbow socks--I tried knitting them and got huuuge lumps where the short rows were. Super ugly, and I imagine uncomfy.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Walden said...

I'd go for the Rainbow socks!

I think you are right and it's too much for the Devon pattern.

Monkeys would probably look good too!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Stariel said...

I'd go with Monkey.

I think this yarn has too much contrast for Devon, and Rainbow would be better in a striping yarn IMO.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Snow said...

If the stockinette is your concern, I've done lots of socks in STR in plain knit :)

I'd go for Monkey

4:37 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Monkey looks alright with Space Dust.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/beth1313/monkey-6

I really, really like the look of it in the Sky architecture though:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/CurlyBrunette/bartholomews-tantalizing-socks

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

This is probably to late, but I always like Monkeys...

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Kella said...

I think the name Space Monkeys is too awesome to not go with that!

8:18 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

You probably already have the pair knit up, but I like Monkey--although I do the purl version. Pablo Deep by Knitting Pixie are working up very nicely for me in a blue-green-yellow multi.

9:57 AM  

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